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John M. Binckley to Orville Hickman Browning, 29 June 1868

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June 29, 1868. Hon. O. H. Browning, Secretary of the Interior, Sir: In the letter of the Assistant Secretary of the Interior of the 23d instant, relating to the appointment of B. B. Andrews, Esq., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, during his absence, I am informed that the appointment has been approved on the presumption that Mr. Usher has obtained from this office "the necessary leave to be absent from his District." I have the honor to say that Mr. Usher is absent form his post without the consent of the Attorney General. He has been called upon for an explanation, on receipt of which you will be duly advised of the action of the Attorney General. It is possible that the circumstances may have justified the absence. Respectfully, your obedient servant, John M. Binckley, Assistant Attorney General.
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