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Title: Henry Stanbery to William E. Chandler, 18 November 1867

Date: November 18, 1867

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00303

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November 18, 1867

Hon. Wm. E. Chandler,

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury


In answer to your request in letter of November 13, instant, I transmit herewith copies of all correspondence, information received, instructions sent, &c. on file in this office, concerning the Decatur Cotton Case, of Memphis, Tennessee, involving Fifteen hundred Bales of Cotton, claimed by the Government.

You will observe by the letter of the U. S. District Attorney at Memphis, October 11, 1867, to this office, that the case was that day called up in U. S. District, and, on motion for the government, continued over till next term. By same letter, the District Attorney promises to forward, as soon as possible, a detailed statement of the case, of which, on reception by this office, you shall, if you so desire, be furnished with a copy.

Very respectfully, yours &c

Henry Stanbery,

Attorney General.

[voluminous cor. accompanying]


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