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Title: Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar to William Mungen, 9 June 1869

Date: June 9, 1869

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June 9, 1869.

Hon. W. Mungen,

Findlay, Ohio.

Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 5th inst., in which you ask me two questions relating to the Revenue laws of the U. S. I have no right to give you my opinion upon these questions. In any case before a Court, involving them, the Judge must decide, so far as that case is concerned,—and in the administration of the law, the Dept. of the Treasury establishes the rule it will follow; and it is my duty to give an opinion only when requested by the President, or the head of a Department.

Very Resp, yourt obd't serv't,

E. R. Hoar,

Attorney General.


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