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Matthew F. Pleasants to J. Walter Scott, 1 December 1869

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December 1, 1869. J. Walter Scott, Esq. No. 34 Liberty street, New York City. Sir: I am directed by the Attorney General to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 29th ult., and to say in reply that under the statute establishing this Office, it is not proper for him to give you an official opinion on the questions you have propounded. Very respectfully yours, M. F. Pleasants, Chief Clerk.
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