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Title: Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar to J. W. Douglass, 27 January 1870

Date: January 27, 1870

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01174

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January 27, 1870.

Hon. J. W. Douglas,

Acting Commissioner Internal Revenue.


The letter of Mr. Tracy, which you refer to me, relates to a matter over which my Department has no control. I therefore return it, with the suggestion that it might be well to send it to the Judiciary Committee of the Senate or House of Representatives, if the writer is, (as I presume he is,) a gentleman whose statements are entitled to consideration.


E. R. Hoar,

Attorney General.

(letter enc.)

Official action declined.


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