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Title: W. A. Field to Hamilton Fish, 7 March 1870

Date: March 7, 1870

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01246

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March 7, 1870.

Hon. Hamilton Fish,

Secretary of State.


I enclose herewith a certificate of A. B. Maynard, Esq., U. S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, with two bills attached, one of François Carom, Esq. Police Magistrate of Windsor, Canada, for $15, Canada currency, and one of Samuel S. Macdonald, Esq. county crown attorney, of Essex county, in the province of Ontario, Dominion of Canada, for $10, both relating to services rendered in the attempted extradition of one Thomas Barr. The letter of Mr. Maynard to me enclosing these papers states that Thomas Barr was in jail in the city of Detroit, in June, 1869, awaiting trial in the District Court of the United States on the charge of passing counterfeit money—that he escaped from jail, and fled to Canada—that the U. S. Attorney sent his assistant to Windsor, Canada, to institute proceedings for his extradition—that two examinations were had there, when Barr consented to return to Michigan—and that he did return, was arraigned, and pleaded guilty—and is now in prison, serving out his sentence.

I am of opinion that the amounts charged in the bills enclosed are reasonable and I send them to the Department of State, that if there is any appropriation for paying for services of this character, these bills may receive your consideration.

Very resp. your ob't servt,

E. R. Hoar, Attorney General.


Certain bills ag't U. S.


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