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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to Moses Hallett, 21 September 1871

Date: September 21, 1871

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Sept. 21, 1871.

Hon. Moses Hallett, Chief Justice.

Pueblo, C. T.

Sir:

I have received your letter of the 14th instant, asking for leave of absence during the month of October, and in reply have to inform you that in view of the Executive order, a copy of which has been sent to you, and of the great number of complaints received at this Department, on account of the absence from their posts of the Territorial Judges, the leave asked for cannot be granted.

Very respectfully, &c.

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l,

& Acting Attorney Gen'l.


declining leave of absence


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