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Title: John M. Binckley to Hugh McCulloch, 7 August 1867

Date: August 7, 1867

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02343

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August 7, 1867.

Hon. Hugh McCulloch,

Secretary of the Treasury.


I have the honor to return herewith the abstract and papers transmitted with your letter of the 3d inst., respecting the title to a piece of land situated in the village of Niagara City, Niagara Co., N. Y., sought to be acquired for Customs' purposes; and to state that, in my opinion, the proposed conveyance from Mark Banks, and wife, will vest a good and valid title in the United States to the premises.

In connection with this subject, I may remind you that among these papers are two instruments, which, (as well as the conveyance from said parties,) should be recorded in the proper County, on completion of the purchase—viz: the satisfaction of mortgage from De Veaux College, dated May 13, 1867, (marked 25,) and the quit-claim deed from Alice Rathbun, dated May 15, 1867, (marked 26,)—neither of which have been placed on record.

I am, Sir,

Very respectfully,

John M. Binckley,

Acting Att'y. Gen'l.


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