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Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to Charles F. Holly, 9 August 1867

Date: August 9, 1867

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August 9, 1867.

Charles F. Holly, Esq.

Denver, Colorado T.

Sir:

In reply to your letter of the 8th ult. I am directed by the Acting Attorney General to say, that it is not believed in this Office, that sufficient color of right, under the long-settled practice of the Government, & the circumstaces of the case, exists, to warrant consent for the use of the name of the United States, in the proposed suit.

Very respectfully yours,

M. F. Pleasants,

Ch. Clerk.


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