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In this letter, Seargent Smith Prentiss writes on the subject of a claim sold to Albert Pike and requests the names and residences for witnesses, dated April 25, 1846.
New Orleans April 25th 1846 Albert Pike Esq. My Dear Sir Your favor of the 23 inst. came safe to hand and I have delayed answering it waiting on Brand's. I am just now informed by B. C. [?] that they have applied to Mr Botts, who refuses to do any thing in relation to the matter. He denies I understand that the claim sold you are subject to the [?] and defects you charge upon them such. If you can prove sufficiently the [?] mentioned? especially that of theft you can maintain an action without difficulty; upon the [?] Should you choose to do so let me know the names of your witnesses residence [?] so that I can obtain their testimony, and I will attend to the matter for you with pleasure. I presume Brand has written fully on the subject. In the mean time believe me very truly, Your friend S. S. Prentiss
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Prentiss, Seargent Smith, "Letter from Seargent Smith Prentiss to Albert Pike, April 25, 1846." (1846). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 191.
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