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Title: Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar to Justin S. Morrill, 11 February 1870

Date: February 11, 1870

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February 11, 1870.

Hon. Justin S. Morrill,

Chairman of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds,

U. S. Senate.

Dear sir:

Your note of February 10, 1870, is before me. I have no information whatever in regard to the necessity for Public Buildings at the places which you mention. The Committee are not perhaps aware, or it did not occur to them, in sending me the application, that all the expenditures of the U. S. Courts and the statements of accounts of District Attorneys, and Marshals, are under the control of the Department of the Interior,—and there is not, in this Department, any information or statement relating to the provisions for the accomodation of the Courts in the different parts of the country. I should be glad to give the Committee any aid in my power, if I had any knowledge or opinion upon the subject matter of your inquiry.

Very respectfully,

E. R. Hoar,

Attorney General.


regarding necessity for certain public Buildings


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