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Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to Wilmot W. Brookings, 11 January 1870

Date: January 11, 1870

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01153

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January 11, 1870.

Hon. W. W. Brookings,

Associate Justice, &c.

Yankton, Dakota Terr.


The Attorney General directs me to say that you are hereby granted leave of absence for thirty days from February 1, 1870, in accordance with your request of the 3d instant. I am further directed to say that this leave is allowed you to enable you to attend to your private business, the Attorney General considering it no part of your duty to attend to "business pertaining to the interest of the Territory," outside of your Judicial district.

Very respectfully,

M. F. Pleasants, Ch.' Cl'k.

Leave of absence 30 days


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