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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to John Pool, 2 October 1871

Date: October 2, 1871

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Oct. 2, 1871.

Hon. John Pool,

U.S. Senator,

Washington, D. C.

Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt, through your references, of the telegraphic dispatch of J. G. Nester, dated the 1st instant, relative to an attempt to suspend judgment in Ku Klux cases in North Carolina, and to transmit herewith a copy of a letter of instructions of this date from this Department to the U.S. Attorney for the District of North Carolina upon this subject.

Very respectfully, &c.

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l,

& Acting Attorney Gen'l.


Ku Klux cases
N. C.


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