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Title: John M. Binckley to Gideon Welles, 5 August 1867

Date: August 5, 1867

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02341

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August 5, 1867.

Hon. Gideon Welles,

Secretary of the Navy.


I have the honor to return herewith the papers enclosed in your letter of the 14th of June last, relative to a tract of land proposed to be conveyed to the United States by the Visitors and Governors of St. John's College, Md.; the information which they furnish being too meagre to enable the Attorney General to pass upon the validity of the title to the premises.

As a guide in collecting the evidence desired for this purpose, I transmit a copy of our standing Regulations.

I am, Sir,

Very Respectfully,

John M. Binkley

Acting Attorney Gen'l.


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