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Title: Henry Stanbery to Andrew Johnson, 20 December 1867

Date: December 20, 1867

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00365

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December 20, 1867.

The President.


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from you of a copy of a Resolution of the Senate passed December 17th, 1867, requesting a "copy of such instructions as may have been issued for the seizure of estate, property, money, stocks, credits, and effects of any persons, by virtue of the Act of July 17th, 1862, entitled an Act to suppress insurrection, to punish treason and rebellion, to seize and confiscate the property of rebels, and for other purposes," &c.

I transmit herewith a copy of the instructions issued under the Act named, by Mr. Attorney General Bates, and sent to all the District Attorneys and Marshals of the United States.

With great respect, Sir, your obedient servant,

Henry Stanbery,

Attorney General.

Ins. enclosed.

see printed Ins. Bates, A. G.


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