Title: W. A. Field to Daniel E. Parks, 28 December 1869
Date: December 28, 1869
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.01128
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Kevin McMullen, and John Schwaninger
December 28, 1869.
Daniel E. Parks, Esq.
Landy Hill, New York.
I have received your letter of the 22d inst. The Attorney General has no right to give an opinion on questions of law, except when requested either by the President or the head of an Executive Department. He is accordingly compelled to return to you the enclosures of your letter without expressing an opinion.
W. A. Field.