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War Department
Washington City 
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November 12th, 1881.

Madam,

I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 4th instant in regard to placing the children of Sitting Bull's band in Bishop Hare's Mission Schools, and to inform you, in reply, that the subject being one which pertains to the Interior Department, your letter has been referred to the Honorable Secretary of the Interior.

Very respectfully,
Robert T Lincoln
Secretary of War

Miss A.C. Fletcher
Care of Rev. A.L. Riggs
Santee Agency, Neb.

Transcription Notes:
The Secretary of War in 1881 was Robert Todd Lincoln. His signature indicates it's him, but the lettering is difficult to read.

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