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William M. Evarts to John McAllister Schofield, 28 July 1868

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July 28, 1868. Hon. John M. Schofield, Secretary of War. Sir: I have the honor to return herewith the communication of John McCarthy, late of Company K, 1st U. S. Infantry, transmitted to this office in your letter of the 23d instant. McCarthy, it appears, was convicted before a civil court in Louisiana, of an offence cognizable by the laws of that State. As the power to grant any relief in the case belongs to the Governor of Louisiana, it is not perceived that the Attorney General has any jurisdiction or duty in the premises. Very respectfully, your obd't serv't, Wm M. Evarts, Attorney General
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