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Title: Henry Stanbery to William H. Seward, 25 October 1867

Date: October 25, 1867

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00255

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October 25, 1867.

Hon. Wm. H. Seward,

Secretary of State.


I have had under consideration a Memorial from a committee in behalf of the owners of the steamer Meteor, transmitted to me in your letter of the 30th of September. Immediately upon its receipt, I directed the District Attorney of New York to furnish me with a Report of the case, which Report has been received. After a careful consideration of the facts, as disclosed in the Report of the District Attorney, and the opinion of Judge Betts, who tried the case, I do not feel authorized to advise that the prayer of the memorialists should be granted, but, as at present advised, I am of opinion that the case should be allowed to proceed to final determination before the court where it is now pending.

I have the honor to be,

with great respect,

Henry Stanbery


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