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Title: F. U. Stitt to Joseph H. Hull, 4 November 1867

Date: November 4, 1867

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November 4, 1867.

Joseph H. Hull, Esq.

Oswego, New York

Sir:

In reply to your letter of the 28th ultimo, I am directed by the Attorney General to say that neither the President, nor this office, can or will consider an application for the pardon of a deserter who is an absentee from the country.

There are on file in this office letters in regard to your brother which cannot be acted upon until your brother returns within the jurisdiction of the United States.

Very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

F. U. Stitt,

Acting Chief Clerk.


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