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Title: Letter from Benjamin Helm Bristow to Hugh McCulloch, 21 October 1871

Date: October 21, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03413

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Oct. 21, 1871.

The Honorable,

The Secretary of the Treasury.


I have the honor to request that all vouchers, letters, affidavits, communications and papers upon which payments have been made or applied for, under an Act of Congress passed March 1, 1869, entitled "An Act providing for the payment of Capt Goldman Bryson's Mounted Company" Tennessee Volunteers, and all communications relating thereto, which may be found on the files of the 2d Auditor of the Treasury, or elsewhere,—and also copies of all official correspondence in relation thereto, be, at the earliest practicable moment, furnished this Department for use in connection with prosecutions about to be instituted under its direction.

I would also respectfully request that this communication be regarded, as far as possible, as confidential.

Very respectfully,

B.H. Bristow, Solicitor General,

& Acting Attorney General.

certain documents requested


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