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Pender Web. May 8th 1889
Miss A. C. Fletcher
Indian Bureau
Washington D.C.
Respected Friend.
Your esteemed favor of the 5th inst at hand, and contents noted. First all, in reply will say, Our Election for permanant County organization [[??]] on Monday, the result determines Pender as County Seat for two years by a decided majority. The County Officers elected are about equally divided between the two political parties, Our County School Sup't is a lady republican, besides, the party elects Sheriff, Coroner, Surveyor, and one of the [[???]] Commissioners, County Clerk the vote was a tie, but Mr Abbott who was our candidate being temporary Clerk by appointment of the Governor being in possession of the Office holds it, refusing to cast lots. Your humble servant finds himself alone in the Enemies Camp, being the one republican Commissioner. Mr John D. Atkin was elected as commissioner for the 3rd District (Omaha Reservation) beating Mr Neal his republican competitor by a small majority. From the 1st (white settlement) a Gentleman by name of Mullin
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