Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to M. L. Perkins, 15 January 1867
Date: January 15, 1867
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.00184
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Kevin McMullen, and John Schwaninger
January 15th, 1867.
M. L. Perkins, Esq.
U. S. Attorney
I am directed by the Attorney General to acknowledge the receipt of a letter dated 7th inst. addressed by you to the Solicitor of the Treasury, (& by him referred to this office;) relative to indictments for treason pending in your District.
In reply, you are hereby instructed to dismiss all the cases referred to, unless there be some exceptional one, which in your judgment, should be prosecuted. Such cases the Attorney Gen'l desires to be reported to him promptly.
Very respectfully, yours,
M. F. Pleasants,