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Title: William M. Evarts to Edward Jordan, 24 July 1868

Date: July 24, 1868

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July 24, 1868.

Hon. Edward Jordan,

Solicitor of the Treasury.

Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 21st instant, referring to me a communication from the United States Attorney for the Territory of New Mexico, in which he solicits advice with regard to the discharge of his duties in a particular class of cases mentioned therein—and to state that after a full consideration of the subject, I conceive it to be one which may properly be left to the discretion of the Attorney himself, who, from his learning, and full familiarity with all the facts and circumstances, is presumed to be able to determine the course which should be pursued.

I return the paper herewith.

Very respectfully, your obd't serv't,

Wm M. Evarts

Attorney General


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