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Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to Henry Whitall, 25 June 1870

Date: June 25, 1870

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June 25, 1870.

Henry Whitall, Esq.

10 East Fifth street,

New York City.

Sir: Your letter of June 23d has come to hand. I am directed by the Acting Attorney General to say, in reply, that, his duties being strictly limited by law, he cannot entertain any such proposition as you make.

Very respectfully,

M. F. Pleasants, Ch. Clk.


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