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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to John H. Howe, 3 October 1871

Date: October 3, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02497

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Oct. 3, 1871.

Hon. J. H. Howe, Chief Justice,


I have received your letters of the 22d and 29th ultimo, in reference to the charges preferred against you by certain parties for being absent from your post, and neglecting your duty.

It appears to this Department that these charges have been instigated through personal motives, and, with your statements, as endorsed by the letter to me from Messrs. Jones, Corbett, and Steele, I am perfectly satisfied.

Your resignation has been received and will be laid before the President, on his return to this city.

Very respectfully, &c

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l,

& Acting Attorney Gen'l.

Charges ag't.


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