Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to John L. Pratt, 9 November 1866
Date: November 9, 1866
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.00167
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Kevin McMullen, and John Schwaninger
Nov. 9, 1866.
John L. Pratt, Esq.
U. S. Attorney
I am directed by the Attorney General to transmit you a letter from the Secretary of War, of this date, requesting you to act as counsel for the Commandant at Fort Delaware, in certain cases of Habeas Corpus, sued out before Judge Hall, in behalf of some prisoners held in military custody at that Fort.—and to request you to act in accordance therewith.
The papers & records in the case will be forwarded to you from the War Department,—and you are referred to that Department for any further information or instruction in the case, you may need.
Very respectfully, &c
M. F. Pleasants,
Act'g Chief Clerk.