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Title: John M. Binckley to William H. Seward, 29 February 1868

Date: February 29, 1868

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00447

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February 29, 1868.

Hon. William H. Seward,

Secretary of State.


I have the honor to request, for the use of this Office in a case before the Supreme Court, a copy of the correspondence between your Department and Hon. Charles Francis Adams, relative to the decision of the British Chancery Court, assuming the United States to be the successors of the Confederate States in respect to property of the latter—and particularly a copy of your letter repudiating that doctrine.

Copies in print in any form will answer. Please send as soon as convenient.

With great respect, I remain,

John M. Binckley,

Assistant Attorney Gen'l


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