Lincoln, October 19, 1893
The County Clerk, Hartington, Neb.:
DEAR SIRThe Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in Nebraska for 1893, is about finished, and I find that the list from your county is still lacking to complete the same. If you will please give this matter your prompt attention it will greatly oblige, as we are very anxious to have all the counties represented in this Roster.
By C. C. Caldwell, Deputy.
As it was neglected last spring on account of not having blank Rosters, it makes it quite expensive to get it now. I brought the matter before the board at their last meeting, and they claim it will cost the county at least $400 to get it now; and, as the county is in the soup now, they don't feel very much inclined to do it, and instructed me to wait until next spring, when the assessors meet, and have them do it at once. Hoping that will be satisfactory, I remain
Chadron, Neb., August 31, 1893
Hon John C. Allen, Secretary of State, Lincoln, Neb.:
MY DEAR SIRYour letter of the 29th instant is to hand requesting me to furnish you a list of soldiers and sailors residing in this county. I have to say that the assessors failed to make the return of the same to me. However, I may be able to get a list from G.A.R. post here and at Crawford.
Trusting this will be satisfactory, and regretting my inability to comply with your request, I remain,
Very truly yours,
Falls City, Neb., August 31, 1893
Hon. John C. Allen, Secretary of State, Lincoln, Neb.:
DEAR SIRIn reference to yours of the 29th, in regard to the list of old soldiers, will say that I find that our assessors, through some cause have not made any returns such as you speak of. I find further, on examination, I have no forms in the office for making said returns.
I have endeavored to keep everything in regard to the office in first-class shape, but there has been an oversight here which I very much regret, but am in poor shpae now to make a satisfactory correction.
Pender, Neb., August 31, 1893
Hon. John C. Allen, Secretary of State, Lincoln, Neb.
DEAR SIRIn answer to your letter of the 29th instant must say our assessors have failed to file any such report in this office.
By MARK McPARTLAND, Special Deputy