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Benjamin Helm Bristow to John E. Develin, 17 December 1870

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December 17, 1870. John E. Develin, Esq. New York. Sir: You are hereby retained as a special assistant to the District Attorney of the United States for the Southern District of New York, as counsel for the defendant in the case of Tilden vs. Butler, now pending in the U. S. Circuit Court for that District. You will take the oath required by law to be taken by District Attorneys, and will send a copy of the same to this office. Very respectfully, B. H. Bristow, Solicitor General, and Acting Attorney General.
Asst. U. S. Attorney So. N. Y.
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