Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to Thomas H. Talbot, 13 September 1871
Date: September 13, 1871
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Sept. 13, 1871.
Thomas H. Talbot, Esq.
Assistant Attorney General.
After consideration of the cases of David and Thomas Harrison, and of Stephen Watson, the subject of your letter of August 22, I do not feel at liberty to order a dismissal of the appeal. You can therefore prepare for the presentation of the appeal. If, upon further examination, I become satisfied that the case of the Government should not be presented to the Supreme Court, I will reverse this direction.
B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l,
and Acting Attorney Gen'l.