Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to S. A. Hubbell, 2 August 1867
Date: August 2, 1867
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.00236
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Kevin McMullen, John Schwaninger, and Nima Najafi Kianfar
August 2, 1867.
Hon. S. A. Hubbell,
The Acting Attorney Gen. directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 31st ult. & to say in reply that it has not been the practice of this office to formally accept resignations; & that he has considered your office vacant from the date, (May 11th,) of your letter of resignation. That letter was without qualification as to time, & was in accordance with your determination, verbally expressed to me, not to return to the Territory. Immediately upon its receipt, enquiry was made for a suitable person to fill the vacancy, & as soon as practicable a successor was nominated to, & confirmed by, the Senate.
Very respectfully yours,
M. F. Pleasants,