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Title: W. A. Field to George M. Robeson, 30 June 1869

Date: June 30, 1869

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01947

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June 30, 1869.

Hon. Geo. M. Robeson,

Secretary of the Navy.


By telegram received last night from Marshal Barlow of New York City, I am informed that the steamer Whiting, already libeled for a violation of the neutrality laws, is at the Navy Yard in Brooklyn. He asks that the Department of the Navy will keep the steamer there for him until she is discharged according to law. I have respectfully to request that this may be done, the steamer to remain at the Navy Yard in the legal custody of some person appointed by the Marshal.

If you decide to comply with this request, will you please send orders to that effect to the Commandant of the Yard.

I am, Sir, Very Respectfully,

W. A. Field,

Acting Attorney General.


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