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Title: J. Hubley Ashton to Noah H. Swayne, 29 April 1869

Date: April 29, 1869

Whitman Archive ID: nar.00885

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April 29, 1869.

Hon. Noah H. Swayne,

Cincinnati, Ohio.


I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy of a letter from Albert Evans, Assistant Special Agent at Brownsville, Texas, to the Commissioner of Customs, and referred by that officer to the Attorney General, relative to the removal of U.S. Commissioner Parker, and the appointment in his stead of a person as Commissioner who has the interest of the government at heart. I have asked Mr. Sargeant to ascertain the name of some proper person at Brownsville, to be recommended to you for appointment as Commissioner—but Mr. Sargeant has not as yet given the information to this office. I therefore send this letter to you, with the belief that you may yourself know of some one who could be entrusted with the office, if you conclude that there are proper reasons for the removal of Mr. Parker

Very Resp. Yours,

J. Hubley Ashton,

Ass't. Attorney Gen'l.


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