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Title: Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar to William A. Richardson, 19 June 1869

Date: June 19, 1869

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Location: National Archives and Records Administration

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01920

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June 19, 1869.

Hon. W. A. Richardson,

Acting Secretary of the Treasury.

Sir:

I have received your letter of this date, with papers enclosed, all relating to a libel of information against the steamer Matilda arising under the Internal Revenue laws. The claimant proposes that on the payment of $50 as a penalty and the costs of suit, the libel be dismissed, and the steamer be restored him. I recommend that this compromise of the suit be made.

The papers are returned.

I remain, yours very respectfully,

E. R. Hoar,

Attorney General.


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