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Title: William M. Evarts to William H. Seward, 31 October 1868

Date: October 31, 1868

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00666

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October 31, 1868.

To the Secretary of State.


I beg leave to ask your attention to a letter addressed to me by Townsend Scudder, of the New York bar, on the subject of the "Alabama Claims,"— of which I take the liberty to enclose a copy. Mr. Scudder is well known to me as a lawyer of credit and distinction, and he represents the interests of the underwriters in these claims, to the amount of several millions of dollars.

I respectfully comend his suggestion that the consideration of these claims of our citizens should be had by a Commission sitting in New York, to your attention.

I am, very respectfully,

your obedient serv't.

Wm. M. Evarts.


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