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Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to W. J. Conkling, 21 December 1868

Date: December 21, 1868

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December 21, 1868.

W. J. Conkling, Esq.

Springfield, Ill.

Sir:

By direction of the Attorney General I return herewith your letter of the 17th instant.

The case mentioned therein is one that requires the action of the U. S. District Attorney, or the State District Attorney; but the Attorney General has no official connection with it whatever.

Very respectfully yours,

M. F. Pleasants,

Chief Clerk.

[letter enclosed]


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