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Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to John S. Watts, 17 February 1869

Date: February 17, 1869

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Feb. 17, 1869.

Hon. Jno. S. Watts,

Ch. Just. Sup. Court, New Mex.

Sir:

The Attorney General directs me to acknowledge the receipt of the joint letter of yourself and Judge Houghton, relative to a supposed effort for the removal of Dist. Att'y Elkins, dated the 2d inst.; and to say in reply that he knows of no such application - but from all he can learn he is pleased to be able to concur in your opinion of his value as a public officer, and the importance of retaining him.

Very respectfully yours,

M. F. Pleasants,

Ch. Clerk.


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