Title: Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar to William Mungen, 9 June 1869
Date: June 9, 1869
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.01905
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Joshua Ware, John Schwaninger, and Nima Najafi Kianfar
June 9, 1869.
Hon. W. Mungen,
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,