Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to Thomas H. Talbot, 13 September 1871
Date: September 13, 1871
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Whitman Archive ID: nar.03340
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Sept. 13, 1871.
Thomas H. Talbot, Esq.
Assistant Attorney General.
Upon the subject of the "French cases" presented in your letter of the 25th of August, I am of opinion that under the decision of the Supreme Court in the O'Keefe case, it is not worth while to prosecute appeals, when the only ground which we can offer for a reversal of the judgment of the Court of Claims is the want of the right in a French citizen to sue.
B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l,
& Acting Attorney Gen'l.
question of appeal in "French cases"