Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to Samuel G. Courtney, 20 November 1867
Date: November 20, 1867
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November 20, 1867.
S. G. Courtney, Esq.
U. S. District Attorney,
New York City.
Referring to your letter of the 6th inst. relative to proceedings pending in your District "to confiscate the property of the Captain of the 'Florida,' the privateer which destroyed the 'Electric Spark,' and cargo, I am directed by the Attorney General to say that you are hereby instructed to suspend those proceedings until further advised by this office.
Very respectfully yours,
M. F. Pleasants,