Title: William M. Evarts to Orville Hickman Browning, 27 February 1869
Date: February 27, 1869
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.00817
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Kevin McMullen, and John Schwaninger
Feb. 27, 1869.
Hon. O. H. Browning,
Sec. of the Interior.
I am in receipt of your letter of the 22d inst. relative to the case of the seizure of the train & goods of F. A. DeWolf & Co. for an alleged violation of the Act of June 30, 1834. I respectfully request that you will say whether you desire me to agree with the claimants, that the judgment below be reversed by the Supreme Court. I am not at leisure to examine the merits of the case, and must therefore act conformably to your suggestion & recommendation. If you approve a reversal of the judgment, it will be my pleasure to carry that desire into effect.
I return the papers for your further use, by the hands of the counsel for the claimants.
Very Resp. yours,
Wm. M. Evarts
seizure of goods of F. A. DeWolf & Co.