Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to Samuel G. Courtney, 27 September 1866
Date: September 27, 1866
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.00110
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Sept. 27, 1866.
Hon. S. G. Courtney,
U. S. Attorney, New York City
I am directed by the Attorney General to say, in reply to your letter of the 25th inst. that you are hereby instructed to enter a nolle prosequi in the case of the United States vs. Roberts, now under indictment in your District for a violation of the Neutrality Laws.
Very respectfully, &c.
M. F. Pleasants,
Act'g. Ch'f. Clerk.