Annie K. Bidwell
Field! This must have been an intentional error, as the speech was eloquent and rather long & delivered by a conspicious man. It was added that at next meeting Dr Benjamin is to present the claims of General. And it is imporant that Dr Benjamin have some shot & shell! and my hope is that you can supply some you write Mr. R.U. Johnson a good letter on the topic, have this boldness.Arm fails me. Love to your familyYours most heartily,Annie K. BidwellSister & family [illegible] would send greeting1711 W St. Washington D.C.March 3d 1905.Dear Mr Muir,My right arm is so lame from neuritis that I can scarce write but I need your help so much (if you can give it) that I must try to write.Dr Benjamin is to present the claims of General Bidwell for one of the places in Statuary Hall (here) at the next meeting of California residents of this city, and I have to help him. I was asked to present a paper on the subject but of course had to decline. Then Dr Benjamin was chosen, who is a petitioner for General's statue03543
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