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William M. Evarts to Gideon Welles, 27 November 1868

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November 27, 1868. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. Sir: I have the honor to enclose copy of an opinion rendered to the President upon the construction of the recent act of Congress regulating the hours of labor in a day's work. I believe that you will find that this opinion covers all the considerations applicable to the inquiries on the subject of this law, as affecting the regulation of labor, under the employment of the Navy Deparmtent, submitted to me in your letter of the 28th of September ultimo. Accordingly, I beg you will receive the enclosed copy of that opinion as a response to your communication on the same subject. I have the honor to be, Your obd't serv't, Wm. M. Evarts, Attorney General
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