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K.  Treasury Secretary Asks U.S. Attorney General for New Investigation (Nov 5, 1896)

REPRODUCED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

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Copy.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT.
WAG.
5 Nov. 1896.

The Honorable,
The Attorney General.

Sir:

At the instance of the Light-House Board I have the honor to request that the necessary measures be taken to instruct the U.S. District Attorney for Maine, to put himself into communication with Major W. R. Livermore, U. S. A., Engineer of the 1st Light-House District, at Boston, Mass., for the purpose of making an investigation of the title of the United States to the Baker Island, Me., light house reservation.  The object of this action is to take the proper measures to cause the eviction of unauthorized persons who may be found upon the light-house property, claiming title under adverse possession.

Respectfully yours,
(Signed) C. S. Hamlin,
Acting Secretary.
J.M.

 

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