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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to Charles Chesley and Alexander Johnson, 19 September 1871

Date: September 19, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02477

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Sept. 19, 1871.

Messrs. Charles Chesley,

& Alexander Johnson,

Court of Claims.


In view of the fact that Col. William McMichael will succeed Mr. Talbot in the office of Assistant Attorney General in charge of the business of the United States in the Court of Claims, on the 15th of October next, it is desirable that Mr. McMichael should have an opportunity to familiarize himself with the business of the office. I will therefore thank you to afford him access to the papers and dockets of that office, and also give him such information as he may desire touching the business connected therewith.

Very respectfully, &c.

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor General,

& Acting Attorney General.

access to papers, &c.


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