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Benjamin Helm Bristow to J. W. Douglass, 4 January 1871

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January 4, 1871. J. W. Douglass, Esq. Act'g Comm'r, Internal Revenue. Sir: Your note of this date, stating that the Commissioner of Internal Revenue desires me to sit with him in the hearing of an argument on Saturday next, has been received. I regret to say that the pressure of official business will prevent me from complying with his request. Very respectfully, B. H. Bristow, Solicitor General, and acting Attorney General.
request declined
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