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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to Barbour Lewis, 16 December 1870

Date: December 16, 1870

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Whitman Archive ID: nar.01552

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December 16, 1870.

Barbour Lewis, Esq.

Memphis, Tenn.


You are hereby appointed an assistant to the U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, during the present term of the U. S. Court with a compensation at the rate of Two hundred and fifty dollars per month.

You will please transmit to this Department, a copy of your official oath.

Very respectfully,

B. H. Bristow

Solicitor General, & Acting Attorney Gen'l.

Ass't U. S. Attorney W. Tenn.


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