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Title: William M. Evarts to Gideon Welles, 27 February 1869

Date: February 27, 1869

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00818

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Feb. 27, 1869.

Hon. Gideon Welles,

Sec. of the Navy.


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 26th inst. requesting my opinion upon the propriety of a bill presented to your Dept. by John McKeon, Esq. formerly U. S. Attorney at New York.

I have examined the bill and statement of Mr. McKeon, and return them herewith, with the endorsement of my opinion thereon.

Very resp. yours,

Wm M. Evarts,

Attorney General.

Bill of John McKeon


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