Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to Jacob Shroder, 26 October 1871
Date: October 26, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.02537
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, John Schwaninger, Anthony Dreesen, and Nima Najafi Kianfar
Oct. 26, 1871.
Jacob Shroder, Esq.
Sir: This Department desires to employ you to take depositions and otherwise attend to the production of testimony in the case of John A. Klein, Admin'r. of Victor F. Wilson, and also in the suits of Case & Van Wagener vs. The United States. Such employment will take you to St. Louis, Rock Island, and perhaps other parts of the West. The Department will pay all your necessary traveling expenses, and all other expenses incident to the business upon which you are employed, and will pay you a reasonable compensation to be fixed by the Attorney General, when your work is completed. Should you accept this employment, you will at once advise Asst'. Atty. Gen'l. McMichael of the fact; and from him you will receive specific instructions.
B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l, & Acting Attorney Gen'l.
see p. 72 ante