Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to John C. B. Davis, 23 September 1871
Date: September 23, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.03355
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, John Schwaninger, Anthony Dreesen, and Nima Najafi Kianfar
Sept. 23, 1871.
Hon. J. C. B. Davis,
Acting Secretary of State,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 22d instant, with enclosure—and advise you that I have instructed the District Attorney and Marshal of the U.S. for the Dist. of Minnesota to exercise the utmost diligence in inquiring whether any such hostile operations as you refer to are being attempted in their District, and to take prompt means for the prevention of any violation of the Neutrality Laws of the U.S.
B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l
& Acting Attorney Gen'l.