Title: W. A. Field to Haynes, Heath & Lewis, 1 March 1870
Date: March 1, 1870
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.01233
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Vanessa Steinroetter, Kevin McMullen, and John Schwaninger
March 1, 1870.
Messrs. Haynes, Heath & Lewis,
Your communication of the 20th ult., in relation to your fee in what is known as the Decatur cotton case, has been received, and referred to the Secretary of the Treasury. As you represent that your services in the case were retained by that Department, the Attorney General will not express any opinion upon the amount of compensation proper to be made to you, unless specially requested to do so by the Secretary.
Very respectfully yours,
W. A. Field,
Assistant Attorney General.
Fee, &c. in Decatur cotton case
see Let. Book G. pp. 47, 48