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Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to M. L. Perkins, 8 January 1867

Date: January 8, 1867

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00176

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Jan. 8, 1867.

M. L. Perkins, Esq.

U. S. Attorney, Memphis, Tenn.


By direction of the Attorney General, I transmit you herewith a copy of a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, dated Jan. 7th 1867, relative to a case of "a lot of about 1500 bales of cotton."

The Attorney General desires in accordance therewith, that you will consult with Mr. Titus, in relation to the suit, & make no compromise of the claim, unless so instructed from this office.

Very Res. Yours,

M. F. Pleasants,

Ch. Clerk


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