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Title: John M. Binckley to E. C. Carrington, 16 November 1867

Date: November 16, 1867

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00301

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November 16, 1867.

E. C. Carrington, Esq.

United States Attorney,

Washington, D. C.


I enclose a copy of a letter just received by the Attorney General, in which he is requested to inquire into certain libel suits pending in the Dist. Court of the United States for this District, with a view to information and advice for the Secretary of the Treasury.

I have to request you to furnish this office with the requisite data at your earliest convenience.


your obedient servant,

John M. Binckley


Attorney Gen'l.

[letter enclosed.]

Cases referred to above—4 in number:

1. Case of Sea-Bird, Fanny, Forrest, & Black Warrior

2. Case of the Gaines.

3. Case of the Nashville.

4. Case of the Manassas.


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