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Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to S. S. Bishop, 12 January 1867

Date: January 12, 1867

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January 12, 1867.

S. S. Bishop, Esq.

Owen House, Penn. av. Washington,

Sir:

I am directed by the Ass't. Att'y. General to say that this office cannot at present act upon the application for special amnesty and pardon of Mr. J. S. Means. The petition will, however, be filed, & considered in its proper turn. Mr. Ashton desires in addition to say that it does not appear clearly that there is any necessity for a special pardon in the case.

Very respectfully

Your obd't serv't.

M. F. Pleasants,

Ch. Clerk.


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