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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to Benjamin F. Tracy, 4 November 1871

Date: November 4, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02118

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Nov. 4, 1871.

B. F. Tracy, Esq. U. S. Attorney,

Brooklyn, N. Y.


Mr. L. R. Harlow, the Marshal of the Eastern District of N. Y. has addressed to this Department a letter, a copy of which is enclosed.

I desire you to enquire into the facts, and, if you should be satisfied that the prosecution against the Deputy Marshal is for acts strictly within the line of this official duty, you will undertake his defence, and conduct the same according to your best judgment.

For this service reasonable compensation will be paid to you to be determined by this Department.

Very respectfully,

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l.

& Acting Attorney Gen'l.

Dep. U. S. Marshal case, Ea. N. Y.


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