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Title: James Speed to William H. Seward, 10 August 1865

Date: August 10, 1865

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00027

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Attorney General's Office.

August 10, 1865.

Hon. Wm. H. Seward,

Secretary of State.


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 7th instant, enclosing a copy of a communication from the Portuguese minster, concerning the seizure in New York of the Portuguese barque "Dahomey." I had not heard of its seizure until the receipt of your letter. I have enclosed the copy of the Portuguese minster's communication to Daniel S. Dickinson, Esq, U. S. Attorney at New York, requesting his report thereupon. Upon the receipt of his reply, I will give you my views concerning the expediency of complying with the request of the minister.

I am, sir, most respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

James Speed

Attorney General.


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