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Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to Isaac R. Hawkins, 17 December 1869

Date: December 17, 1869

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01115

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December 17, 1869.

Hon. J. R. Hawkins,

U. S. House of Representatives.


By direction of the Attorney General I transmit herewith certified copies of the papers referred to in your letter of the 15th and 16th instants.

The statement of Mr. Taft comprises a very large number of petty items and details which I do not suppose you desire, and which it would take a longer time to copy than is at the disposal of our limited clerical force. I therefore send only the total, and his certificate. If this should not be sufficient, however, I will prepare a full copy.

Very respectfully,

Your obd't serv't,

M. F. Pleasants,

Ch. Clerk.

certain copies &c transmitted.


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