In Whitman's Hand

Scribal Documents

About this Item

Title: William M. Evarts to John McAllister Schofield, 3 December 1868

Date: December 3, 1868

Source: Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: National Archives and Records Administration

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00723

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, John Schwaninger, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and Kevin McMullen



page image
image 1

December 3, 1868.

Hon. John M. Schofield,

Secretary of War.

Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 2d instant, and enclosures, relating to a suit brought against Lieut. N. H. Chittenden, late Adjutant of the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, for acts performed in the line of his duty.

In accordance with your request, the U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has been instructed to take charge of the defence of the suit, and to report his action therein to your Department.

Very Respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

Wm. M. Evarts,

Attorney General.


Defend Lieut. N. H. Chittenden
See Ins. Book p. 155


Comments?

Published Works | In Whitman's Hand | Life & Letters | Commentary | Resources | Pictures & Sound

Support the Archive | About the Archive

Distributed under a Creative Commons License. Ed Folsom & Kenneth M. Price, editors.