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Title: Benjamin Helm Bristow to John W. Alvord, 16 October 1871

Date: October 16, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02517

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Oct. 16, 1871.

J. W. Alvord, Esq.

Pres't of the Freedmen's Savings & Trust Co.

Washington, D.C.


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 16th instant, informing me "that the apartments in your new Bank Building are now ready for occupation.

Upon an inspection of said premises this morning, I find a great deal still to be done to the building. For instance the railing is not completed; the second coat of paint has not yet been put on the stairway; the front door is not up; and the pavement in front of the premises is not laid.

When this work shall have been completed, immediate steps will be taken by this Department, looking to the occupancy and formal acceptance of the biulding.

Very respectfully,

B. H. Bristow, Solicitor General,

& Acting Attorney General

New Office Building


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