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Unit 8: Set 1: 4th Grade - Documents

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Historians like to find documents that prove the facts of events from the past. The silver service itself stands as one, very large fact about its own history. You can see pictures of the silver dishes on this web page, or you can visit the Heritage Center in Bismarck to see the set.

Another form of proof that events took place can be found in letters and in such things as laws. Here we have copies of letters that prove that the events you just read about actually took place. The originals are in the State Historical Society Archive in the Heritage Center. You can read:

Cathro to Sinclair Letter
Mr. Cathro’s letter to Congressman Sinclair
Sinclair to Cathro Letter 1
Congressman Sinclair’s 1st letter to Mr. Cathro

Sinclair to Cathro Letter 2
Congressman Sinclair’s 2nd letter to Mr. Cathro
House Resolution
The bill Congressman Sinclair submitted to
the U.S. House of Representatives

Sinclair to Cathro Letter 3
Congressman Sinclair’s 3rd letter to Mr. Cathro
public law
The law that was passed by both the House of
Representatives and the Senate allowing the Navy
to return the silver service on loan to North Dakota.

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