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Title: William Stewart to Mary J. Black, 9 August 1865

Date: August 9, 1865

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Attorney General's Office.

August 9, 1865.

Madam:

Your letter of July 25, to his Excellency the President, was referred by him, on the 7th instant, to the Att'y General, by whom I am directed to say to you that so far as he is advised, your only remedy is to bring suit against [those?] by whom your property is detained, or in whose possession it is, to recover the same.

I am madam, very respectfully

Wm. Stewart

Chief clerk.

Mrs. Mary J. Black,

New Orleans, Louisiana.


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