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Title: W. A. Field to William A. Richardson, 23 June 1869

Date: June 23, 1869

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Location: National Archives and Records Administration

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01927

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June 23, 1869.

Hon. Wm A. Richardson,

Acting Secretary of the Treasury.

Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 22d inst., with accompanying papers, all relating to the case of George T. Risinger, arising under the Internal Revenue laws.

The terms of compromise recommended by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, are, that "the case be dismissed, the claimant paying 'all costs,' as proposed, including twenty dollars, District Attorney's fee." I assent to the recommendation of the Commissioner—but I respectfully suggest this single modification,—that whatever fee is legally due the District Attorney in the case, to be taxed in the usual manner, be paid, whether this fee be greater or less than twenty dollars.

Very Respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

W. A. Field,

Acting Attorney General.


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