Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to William W. Belknap, 27 October 1871
Date: October 27, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.03427
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, John Schwaninger, Anthony Dreesen, and Nima Najafi Kianfar
Oct. 27, 1871.
Hon. W. W. Belknap,
Secretary of War.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 26th instant, enclosing papers relative to depredations committed upon the Government property at Houlton, Maine.
I have this day authorized and directed the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine to take such legal steps in the prosecution of the guilty parties as may be called for by the facts in the case—and also to press the case to a trial at the earliest practicable moment.
B. H. Bristow, Solicitor General
& Acting Attorney General