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Title: William M. Evarts to William H. Seward, 1 August 1868

Date: August 1, 1868

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00622

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August 1, 1868.

Hon. William H. Seward,

Secretary of State.


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 20th of July, propounding certain questions relative to the arrest of three colored British subjects at Key West, who were passengers on board the British Schooner "Dart," for a violation of the laws of Florida, of November 22, 1829, and February 10, 1832.

I find that the case is identically the same as that passed upon by Mr. Browning, on the 5th of June, 1868,—I beg to say, therefore, that I deem it proper to suspend a consideration of this case until I am advised by you that you desire a reconsideration of the opinion of the learned Attorney General ad interim.

I have the honor to be,

Very Respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

Wm M. Evarts,

Attorney General.


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