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Letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs. Mary Burnham
June 17, 1881

Page 1 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 17 June 1881

Darlington
June 17th 1881

My Dear House Mother1

      Since
I arrived to here Cheyenne
Agency I was very much
pleased to get my own
home and quite Delighted
to met so many friend
Indian make me very
glad all shake hand
with me I am very
Sure all from in my
heart and also My Dear
poor Mother brother and
sister and all My Indian
friend. My Mother embrace
me kiss me She spoke
to me she say think
dream and I say



Page 2 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 17 June 1881

Page 2

I am your Son. She
say very Sure I am
Sure. she glad and
also almost all Chey-
enne Lads and damsels
coming to visible me.
I did not shake hand
with them I do best
I will swooped down
and picked up put in
my arm & embrace him
You know me me
I got very long arm
I do very will My Dear
white Mother Mrs Burnham
please Excuse Me
I do not hurry up to
write to you I do
not have got time
Yesterday Cheyenne
Chief Big Horse his Son
died Mr Wicks also I go
too Christian Burial

Page 3 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 17 June 1881

Page 3

Short Service
I not much Say to you
this time with not good
write Just little time
My Dear Mother brother
sister and also My
Indian friend all Send
very kind regard to
them also Remember
me all Your family
give my kind regard to all

Good bye Your Dear
boy

David Pendleton

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