Monday, April 18, 2011

Letter of the Day: April 18

Camp Apache A.T. [Arizona Territory]
18 April 1871

Brig. Gen'l. J.K. Barnes
Surgeon General U.S. Army


I have the honor to transmit to you by this mail; one pack of Apache playing cards. Hoping the will be acceptable I am Sir

Very Respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Milan Soule
Act. Asst. Surg. U.S.A.

[If you are curious about Apache playing cards, check out Virginia and Harold Wayland's Playing Cards of the Apaches: A Study in Cultural Adaptation.]


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