Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to Isaac R. Hawkins, 17 December 1869
Date: December 17, 1869
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.01115
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Kevin McMullen, and John Schwaninger
December 17, 1869.
Hon. J. R. Hawkins,
U. S. House of Representatives.
By direction of the Attorney General I transmit herewith certified copies of the papers referred to in your letter of the 15th and 16th instants.
The statement of Mr. Taft comprises a very large number of petty items and details which I do not suppose you desire, and which it would take a longer time to copy than is at the disposal of our limited clerical force. I therefore send only the total, and his certificate. If this should not be sufficient, however, I will prepare a full copy.
Your obd't serv't,
M. F. Pleasants,
certain copies &c transmitted.