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Title: W. A. Field to George S. Boutwell, 26 June 1869

Date: June 26, 1869

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01936

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June 26, 1869.

Hon. Geo. S. Boutwell,

Secretary of the Treasury.


Referring to the letter of the Attorney General to you of June 21st inst. relating to the case of Baker, Beach, & Co., arising under the Internal Revenue laws, in which the Attorney General declined to recommend a compromise, mainly on the ground that credit was given by the United States, I have to say that it has been represented to the Attorney General that this is an exceptional case, and that there are reasons why the terms of the compromise, as proposed by the Commissioner, should be accepted. I am accordingly instructed by him to recommend a compromise of that suit on the terms proposed.

I transmit herewith the papers which have been handed me by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

Very Respectfully,

Your obedient serv't,

W. A. Field,

Acting Attorney General.


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