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Matthew F. Pleasants to M. L. Perkins, 8 January 1867

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Jan. 8, 1867. M. L. Perkins, Esq. U. S. Attorney, Memphis, Tenn. Sir: By direction of the Attorney General, I transmit you herewith a copy of a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, dated Jan. 7th 1867, relative to a case of "a lot of about 1500 bales of cotton." The Attorney General desires in accordance therewith, that you will consult with Mr. Titus, in relation to the suit, & make no compromise of the claim, unless so instructed from this office. Very Res. Yours, M. F. Pleasants, Ch. Clerk
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