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Title: James Speed to Daniel S. Dickinson, 10 August 1865

Date: August 10, 1865

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Attorney General's Office.

Aug 10, 1865.

Daniel S. Dickinson Esq.

U. S. Attorney, New York.

Sir:

I herewith enclose to you a copy of a communication from the Portuguese minister to the Department of State, concerning the seizure of the barque "Dahomey," which copy has been sent to me by that Department. Will you be good enough, at your earliest convenience, to report the facts upon which the seizure has been made, and such opinion thereon as you may entertain, in order that I may answer the query of the Secretary of State understandingly as to the Expediency of complying with the minster's request?

Very respectfully your obd't serv't

James Speed

Attorney General.


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