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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to William W. Belknap, 29 September 1871

Date: September 29, 1871

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Sept. 29, 1871.

Hon. W. W. Belknap,

Secretary of War.

Dear Sir:

I have this morning received a dispatch from District Attorney Davis of New York in which he advises me that in his opinion the conviction of Hodge of a felony, by court martial, will not render him incompetent to testify against Polhamus and Jackson.

Very resp'lly,

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l,

& Acting Attorney Gen'l.


Hodge.


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