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Letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham
September 30, 1879

Page 1 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 30 September 1879

Cheyenne & Arapahoes
Agency
Tuesday Sept 30th 1879

my dear white mother Mrs Burnham

      very long drive in Car and
Some So much I get nod and
Some get tired too I Came to
Wichita Kansas I did not met
Mr John D Miles little while
I Stop very large Hotel I have
dinner and Supper 1-25 to night
again Ten oclock I am going and
I am little I Sorry my ticket
gone and Car fare 1-60 again
to night I one oclock I come to
not much houses I have nice
bed and Breakfast 1-25 in
the morning six oclock other
man I go with drive the horse
1-50 way down to again not

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much horses I think one oclock
I Stay in Hotel I have a dinner
and Supper and Breakfast
and nice bed two dollars
I think about Six oclock I am
going and drive in Stage 15
dollars four horse very quick
drive my dear House Mother
You know my money To day
gone Last Saturday night
four oclock I come home first
one Young man to See me
So much Surprised very quick
go away out all my friend
Indian tell and all friend Indian
very quick Come to in the School
house up Stairs I stay here
I have very tired To much
Shake hands with me most
all friends Indian Cry to See me
the Same little I cry in my
heart good many my friend
Indian are dead I can tell all

Page 3 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 30 September 1879

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his their names

      I am very glad to See
my mother Brothers and all
friends Indian and very glad
to See me too Half I am
glad Half I am Sorry
my dear wife Nomie now
very poor my wife father
mother Sister just now
brother died my wife very
Sorry and great Cry

      my dear
House Mother now my
friend Indian I Show your
picture all friend Indian to See
picture all glad to See picture
Indian friend very nice lady
very nice girl Miss Mabel D
Burnham very nice to man
Frank D Burnham Indian
Say So I hear I am very
glad because you you liked
my wife the Same now

Page 4 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 30 September 1879

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My wife very much liked
go way down to Syracuse
You liked my wife now
because you keep my wife
I did not want lie I liked
very Sure Because you tell
me my wife you liked
and I hopes My dear House
Mother and I hope all right
now dear House Mother and
I hope you will hurry up write
to me what do you think
my wife So much to talk to
me did not want to Carlisle Penn
liked very much to See You
My dear House Mother and
I hope you will Please Some
my money You Send to me
hurry up this day very nice
day how You all my Sisters I hope
all get well Please to give my love
I must to Say Good bye to you all
God Bless you

Your dear boy

David Pendleton

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