Request to Send Three Former Florida Prisoners Home

September 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. M. Marble regarding three former Florida prisoners that should be returned home, escorted by Agent Miles. The first is going to die soon because of an accident suffered while playing baseball, and his chiefs want him to die at home. The second is the son of the late Cheyenne chief, Lean Bear, and should return home to help support his mother, and Miles has already offered him a job there. The third is Kiowa and should return home for a brief period of time to recover from an ailment, but he will likely return East to finish his training as a tinner.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

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RG 75, M234, roll 485, frames 1175-1178
Request to Send Three Former Florida Prisoners Home