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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to George L. Woods, 3 October 1871

Date: October 3, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02498

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Oct. 3, 1871.

His Excellency George L. Woods,


Salt Lake City, Utah T.


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 26th instant, relative to the appointment of Col. Wickizer to the office of Attorney of the U. S. for Utah, and requesting that the Attorney General secure the consent of the Postmaster General to Col. Wickizer holding the office of postal agent in connection with that of U. S. Attorney.

I fully concur in the opinion of the Postmaster General that Col. Wickizer should not hold both offices—and it was expected by this Department when he was appointed Attorney of the U. S. for your Territory, that he would resign the position of postal agent then held by him.

Very respectfully, &c.

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l,

& Acting Attorney Gen'l.

Col. Wickizer, Utah, cannot hold two offices of U. S.


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