22 August 2007

Spying ca. 1900

I had a relative who left the country ca. 1900 due to an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Colorado. He was known to have been in Cuba, Columbia, and possibly other areas south of the United States border as well.

Future blog posts and Ancestry World Journal articles will discuss this relative in more detail, but a summary of an investigation into his whereabouts indicates that the postmaster in North Platte, Nebraska, where his sister listed, was monitoring her mail for letters from out of state that had handwriting similar to the missing brother. The letters were not opened, but information from the envelope was forwarded to investigators. Stay tuned as we learn more about this relative's involvement in Cuban stamp fraud and the Battle of Santiago.