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Dakota Territory
Executive Office
Yankton Dec 24th 1864


I have the honor herewith to enclose a memorial on the subject of the location of a military road from Sioux City to Fort Randall etc.

I trust I shall be excused in expressing the hope that the subject of the Memorial may receive your careful consideration, believing it as I do to be important to have the road so located as to be available at all seasons of the year.

I am Sir:
Very Respectfully
Your Obt Svt
Newton Edmunds

Capt S. Bagg
Quartermaster etc
Sioux City,


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