Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to William W. Belknap, 5 January 1871
Date: January 5, 1871
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Whitman Archive ID: nar.01597
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January 5, 1871.
Hon. W. W. Belknap,
Secretary of War.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 3d instant, relative to the case of J. F. Gardiner, a forage contractor, charged with perpetrating a fraud upon the United States—and to inform you that the Attorney of the United States for Maryland has been furnished with a copy of your letter, and the papers accompanying the same, and instructed to take the necessary action in the premises, to protect the interests of the Government.
Very respectfully, &c.
B. H. Bristow, Solicitor General,
& acting Attorney General.
fraud on U. S. by J. F. Gardiner, Md.
see Ins. Book B. p. 5.