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Title: Henry Stanbery to James D. Smith, 16 January 1867

Date: January 16, 1867

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00185

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January 16, 1867.

James D. Smith, Esq.

U. S. Attorney,

Montgomery, Ala.


You are hereby instructed to dismiss any proceedings that may be pending in your District for the confiscation of the property of Mr. Clement C. Clay—and to report your action to this office.

Very Respectfully yours,

Henry Stanbery

Attorney General


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