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Title: James Speed to Benjamin Helm Bristow, 18 June 1866

Date: June 18, 1866

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00103

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June 18, 1866.

B. H. Bristow, Esq.

U. S. Attorney, Louisville, Ky.


Your letter of May 16th requesting the appointment of Col. G. C. Wharton, as your assistant, has been accidentally overlooked. You are hereby authorised to employ that gentleman in the capacity named, at an annual compensation of Fifteen hundred dollars, ($1500)—commencing June 1st, 1866.

I am, Sir, very respectfully yours

James Speed

Attorney General.


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