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Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to T. W. Egan, 30 October 1869

Date: October 30, 1869

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01058

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October 30, 1869.

Gen'l T. W. Egan,

Ebbitt House,

Washington, D. C.


The Attorney General directs me to say in reply to your note, of this date that recommendations for office transmitted to this Department are considered to belong to its files, and it is against the rules of the office to return them.

Very respectfully yours,

M. F. Pleasants,

Chief Clerk

declining return of papers.


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