Title: Clement Hugh Hill to T. R. Elcock, 11 January 1871
Date: January 11, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.01612
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January 11, 1871.
T. R. Elcock, Esq.
I have received your and Mr. Hirst's favor of the 10th, and beg leave to say that you had better make any proposition in regard to the case of the "Cotton Plant" to the U. S. District Attorney whose duty it is to decide whether or not the case shall be prosecuted farther, subject to direction or advice from this Department.
We cannot here undertake to correspond with opposing parties in respect to cases in the Circuit and District Courts.
I remain, your obd't serv't.
C. H. Hill,
Ass't. Attorney General
case of the "Cotton Plant"