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Title: W. A. Field to George S. Boutwell, 29 June 1869

Date: June 29, 1869

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June 29, 1869.

Hon. Geo. S. Boutwell,

Secretary of the Treasury.

Sir:

I have received your letter of the 28th inst., with accompanying papers, all relating to the case of August Grages, arising under the Internal Revenue laws. Grages proposes to stamp the cigars, and pay $100 as specific penalty. It does not appear that any suit or proceeding in court has been commenced; but it does appear that the Collector was at one time instructed by the Commissioner "to lay the matter before the District Attorney."—Whether he has done so or not, is unknown to me. On the papers submitted, I have no right to make any recommendation in the case, but as it has been referred to this office, I have to say that the compromise proposed seems to me a proper one.

I have the honor to be,

&c. &c. &c.

W. A. Field,

Acting Attorney General.


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