Title: John M. Binckley to Gideon Welles, 5 August 1867
Date: August 5, 1867
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.02341
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Melanie Krupa, John Schwaninger, and Nima Najafi Kianfar
August 5, 1867.
Hon. Gideon Welles,
Secretary of the Navy.
I have the honor to return herewith the papers enclosed in your letter of the 14th of June last, relative to a tract of land proposed to be conveyed to the United States by the Visitors and Governors of St. John's College, Md.; the information which they furnish being too meagre to enable the Attorney General to pass upon the validity of the title to the premises.
As a guide in collecting the evidence desired for this purpose, I transmit a copy of our standing Regulations.
I am, Sir,
John M. Binkley
Acting Attorney Gen'l.