Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to John Angel James Creswell, 25 September 1871
Date: September 25, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.03359
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Sept. 25, 1871.
Hon. J. A. J. Creswell,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 25th instant, enclosing a copy of one from J. Hubley Ashton and W. Willoughby, counsel for the Southern and Atlantic Telegraph Company, complainants in a suit in equity pending in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Virginia, and to inform you that in accordance with your suggestion, the U.S. Attorney for said Dist. has been directed to appear in said suit in connection with complainants' counsel, and represent the interest of the United States.
Very respectfully, &c.
B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l
& Acting Attorney Gen'l.
So. and Atlantic Tel. Co's case