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Title: Matthew F. Pleasants to Bernard O'Kane, 2 March 1870

Date: March 2, 1870

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01235

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March 2, 1870.

Bernard O'Kane, Esq.

Boston, Mass.


The Attorney General directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 28th ultimo, and to say in reply that the subject referred to is now under consideration. His opinion, when prepared, will be rendered to the Secretary of the Treasury, the statute establishing this office making it the duty of the Attorney General to furnish opinions only to the President and the Heads of Executive Departments.

Very respectfully,

M. F. Pleasants,

Chief Clerk.

certain opinion.


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