Letter from Stephen R. Riggs to Martha Riggs about Internment

In this letter dated October 27, 1862, missionary Stephen Riggs writes to his daughter Martha in the aftermath of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, describing the conditions of the Dakota internment camp at the Lower Sioux Agency. Riggs writes that the prisoners will soon be moved to either Mankato, South Bend, or Fort Snelling. He reports that he prefers that they stay at Fort Ridgely; if that will not work, he favors Fort Snelling.