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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to H. C. Whitman, 12 October 1871

Date: October 12, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02509

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Oct. 12, 1871.

H. C. Whitman, Esq.

Counsel for John I. Robins,

Cincinnati, Ohio.


You are hereby notified that a motion to dismiss will be filed on behalf of the United States in the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of John I. Robins against The United States, No. 183, December Term, 1870; and that it will be called up on Friday, the 20th instant.

The grounds upon which the said motion will be made are as follows:

1st, Because it does not appear that any citation has been served upon the plaintiff in error.

2. Because the original citation has not been returned to this Court.

3. Because the original writ of error has not been returned to this Court.

Very respectfully,

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor Gen'l

& Acting Attorney Gen'l.

motion in Sup. Court.


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