On the same day the Pension Office requested
additional evidence from Sarah, it also wrote on
its letterhead a cover letter to the attorney representing
Sarah.. In the margin is a notation from the lawyer
to "return with the evidence J. S. K".
Department of the Interior.
Washington, D.C. February 13th, 1879
In the claim No 32566 of Sarah Walker
as the widow of Edward Walker under the
Act of March 9. 1878, evidence in accordance with
the terms of the enclosed circular is required
showing the date of the claimants marriage to
the soldier, the date of his death, and whether
she has since remarried. The claimant should also
furnish a statement over her own signature, showing
the name of any other Captain than the Capt.
Click named in the declaration under whom
the soldier may have served, the age of the soldier
at the time of his death, and the name and P.
O. address of the attorney through whom he applied
for bounty land
Please return this letter with the evidence
J. A. Bentley
[initials similar to "MBG" appear beneath