Title: James Speed to Hugh McCulloch, 14 August 1865
Date: August 14, 1865
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Whitman Archive ID: nar.00030
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Attorney General's Office.
August 14, 1865.
Hon. Hugh McCulloch,
Secretary of the Treasury.
I beg to say, in returning the papers in the matter of the claim of Mansfield & Co. of Memphis, Tenn. that I would much prefer that you would lay before me a statement of the facts on which the questions of law therein presented may be supposed to arise.
I have looked sufficiently into the case to enable me to see that I ought not to give any opinion on it, until you advise me that I may assume that a certain state of facts is the one on which the questions you present arise.
One question of fact I do not see at all alluded to in the papers, viz: whether the money claimed is or is not in the Treasury of the United States.
I have the honor to be,