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Title: Henry Stanbery to Ellen A. Brodnax, 13 December 1867

Date: December 13, 1867

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Location: National Archives and Records Administration

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00354

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December 13, 1867.

Mrs. Ellen A. Brodnax,

Charlie Hope, p.o.

Brunswick Co. Va.

My dear Madam:

I have received your letter of the 9th instant, and in reply beg to say that if you will furnish specific information in regard to the cases of your husband and Mr. Hicks, I will be glad to help them. There is no petition from either on file in this office,—which is a prerequisite to the consideration of a pardon case. Nor does your letter state the grounds on which citizenship is denied. The Amnesty Proclamations of the President embraced, with but a very few exceptions, the whole population of the South. Please let me hear further from you.

I am, Madam, respectfully, your obd't serv't,

Henry Stanbery,

Attorney General.


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