Cornelius Rea Agnew letters

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Letters from former patients and friends in Fla. to Agnew. Some letters concern the welfare and education of Seminole Indians, especially Howling Wolf, who was a prisoner at Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos) in St. Augustine, Fla. Howling Wolf's eye treatment in N.Y. is also discussed. Includes a letter of Dr. H. Caruthers of Tarrytown, N.Y. Letter of E.P. Pitcher of St. Augustine, Fla. concerns education of Seminoles at Hampton Institute, Va. and potential racial problems between Seminoles and Negroes. Letter also mentions religious conversations and prayer Pitcher had with Seminoles and their favorable response. Includes note from General William T. Sherman sent from Army headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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