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Title: Henry Stanbery to Jacob P. Leese, 30 October 1866

Date: October 30, 1866

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00163

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Oct. 30, 1866.


Jacob P. Leese, Esq.


I have to-day received yours of the 27th. tendering your resignation of the office of U. S. Marshal for California, to which you were recently appointed by the President.

I have now to say that your resignation is accepted,—& I feel bound to add that my confidence in your integrity & ability to discharge the duties of the office remains unshaken—& that I regret the untoward circumstances which have constrained you to resign, & which induce me to accept the resignation.

Very respectfully &c

Henry Stanbery.


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