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Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to Samuel G. Courtney, 27 September 1866

Date: September 27, 1866

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00110

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Sept. 27, 1866.


Hon. S. G. Courtney,

U. S. Attorney, New York City


I am directed by the Attorney General to say, in reply to your letter of the 25th inst. that you are hereby instructed to enter a nolle prosequi in the case of the United States vs. Roberts, now under indictment in your District for a violation of the Neutrality Laws.

Very respectfully, &c.

M. F. Pleasants,

Act'g. Ch'f. Clerk.


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