Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to M. L. Perkins, 8 January 1867
Date: January 8, 1867
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.00176
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Kevin McMullen, and John Schwaninger
Jan. 8, 1867.
M. L. Perkins, Esq.
U. S. Attorney, Memphis, Tenn.
By direction of the Attorney General, I transmit you herewith a copy of a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, dated Jan. 7th 1867, relative to a case of "a lot of about 1500 bales of cotton."
The Attorney General desires in accordance therewith, that you will consult with Mr. Titus, in relation to the suit, & make no compromise of the claim, unless so instructed from this office.
Very Res. Yours,
M. F. Pleasants,