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Title: Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar to Elihu B. Washburne, 17 March 1869

Date: March 17, 1869

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00842

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March 17, 1869.

Hon. E. B. Washburne,

Secretary of State.


In reply to your letter of the 18th inst. inquiring if any evidence has been communicated to this office showing an illegal arming & fitting out of the steamer Mount Vernon, I have the honor to say that the only information possessed by this office in relation to that vessel is contained in a letter to R. Sherman, Esq., U. S. Marshal for Rhode Island, addressed by the Attorney General at the suggestion of the Secretary of State, Jan. 20, 1869, a copy of which is herewith transmitted.

Very resp. sir, yr obt servt.

E. R. Hoar,

Attorney General.


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