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Title: James Speed to Charles A. Peabody, 8 August 1865

Date: August 8, 1865

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Attorney General's Office.

August 8, 1865.

Chas. A. Peabody, Esq.

U. S. Attorney, Eastern Dist. Louisiana

New York City.

Sir:

Yours of July 4, tendering your resignation as U. S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana is received, and your resignation is accepted.

Your letter would have been more promptly answered, but for my absence from the city.

Very respectfully,

James Speed,

Attorney General.


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