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Title: William Stewart to Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert, 9 August 1865

Date: August 9, 1865

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00024

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Attorney General's Office.

August 9, 1865.


I am directed by the Attorney General to say, in response to yours of the 5th instant, that all clerks in the various Departments of the so-called Confederate government, are supposed to have been "officers" of the said government, and within the exception.

I am, General, very resp'lly

Your obedient servant,

Wm. Stewart

Chief Clerk,

Gen. Torbert,

Headquarters, &c.

Winchester, Va.


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