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Title: Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar to George S. Boutwell, 15 October 1869

Date: October 15, 1869

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October 15, 1869.

Hon. Geo. S. Boutwell,

Secretary of the Treasury.

Sir:

I enclose for your perusal a telegram this moment received from H. W. Davies, relating to the Hornet. Will you please telegraph orders to the Collector to use every lawful means to protect the witnesses from any interference or assault by the officers and men of the Hornet, and to apply to the commanding officer of the revenue cutter, or of the Frolic, for all necessary aid to insure such protection?

Very respectfully,

Your obedient serv't,

E. R. Hoar,

Attorney General


Case of the "Hornet"


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