Title: Clement Hugh Hill to William Darlington, 6 January 1871
Date: January 6, 1871
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January 6, 1871.
Wm. Darlington, Esq.
With respect to the case of Darlington, vs. Gray, I havn't let you know whether I would submit it on printed argument, because I have not yet received the record, (which has not yet been printed,)—and I cannot decide until I have examined the questions involved in the case. We are desirous of disposing thus of all cases that we can, with justice to government, but there are many cases which we must argue orally.
Under the rules, you can file your own argument, and then, unless there is something in the case to prevent it, we will file ours, as soon as it is ready—and perhaps the court will take the case up during the term.
I remain, your obd't serv't.
Clement Hugh Hill,
Assistant Attorney General.
U. S. Sup. Ct. case
Darlington vs. Gray.