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Title: A. J. Falls to George Andrews, 24 December 1870

Date: December 24, 1870

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01578

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December 24, 1870.

George Andrews, Esq.

Knoxville, Tenn.


I am directed by the Solicitor General and acting Attorney General to return the copy of the oath transmitted in your letter of the 19th instant, and to inform you that the oath of office required of Assistant U. S. Attorneys is that prescribed by the Act of July 2d, 1862, (U. S. Stat. vol 12, p. 502.) The oath taken by you is to be taken by persons from whom legal disabilities have been removed—and your name does not appear in the list of persons from whom such disabilities have been removed by Congress.

Very respectfully, &c

A. J. Falls,

Chief Clerk.

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