Letter to the Secretary of War (Daniel S. Lamont)
April 25th, 1894
From: Henry Vinton Plummer Papers, Box 1, RG 3430 Nebraska Historical Society
We the undersigned; citizens of the United States, do most respectfully petition the authorities that Chaplain H. V. Plummer: Chaplain of the 9th U. S. Calvary may be detailed to go on an exploring and missionary tour to central Africa.
We believe that such a tour will result in good; both to that continent and this country; may open the way for many of our young educated men and women to go to that continent as Christianizes and civilizers.
H. M. Turner, Bishop
Of the A.M. E. Church & late U. S. A. Chaplain
C.E. Young, Sec. Voice of Missions
Pastor, Zion M.E. Church
J. R. McMullen
_________, Secy. International Migration Society
104 ½ N. 21st Street
L.H. ______________ _____________________
1728-July- Birmingham, Ala.