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Every old settler in Nebraska will remember "Father Hamilton," early and so long a missionary among the western Indians. I solicited his biography for this report from his own pen. The following letter in response I feel would be marred if it were changed, even in the "dotting of a single 'i' or the crossing of a 't.’” I therefore present it just as it came to me.
DECATUR, BURT COUNTY, NEBRASKA, May 22nd, 1884