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Title: J. Hubley Ashton to John McAllister Schofield, 29 August 1868

Date: August 29, 1868

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00648

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August 29, 1868,

Hon. J. M. Schofield,

Secretary of War.


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 25th instant, touching the title‑papers relating to a tract of land at Fredericksburg, Va. proposed to be purchased for a National Cemetery ... and to state, that, in compliance with your request, the attention of the U. S. Attorney for the District of Virginia will at once be directed to the subject, with instructions as suggested by you.

I am, respectfully, your obd't serv't,

J. Hubley Ashton,

Assistant Attorney General.

☞ For letter, Aug. 31, 1868 to Messrs. Evarts, Southmayd, & Choate, N. Y. City, see p. 293 seq.


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