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N.  Commerce Secretary Accepts Terms of a Final Settlement (May 6, 1909)

REPRODUCED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

2328     [Stamped] AUG 1 1910

DEPAPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Washington

May 6, 1909

Sir:-

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the letter dated April 27, 1909, R.T.S. 17208-96 from the Department of Justice, relative to the case of the United States against Joseph S. Gilley et al., brought in order that the rights of the government on Baker Island, Maine, might be clearly and finally settled.

In reply I have to state that so far as this Department is concerned, the cession of the site on which the boat house actually stands, and an agreement that the boat landing as it exists shall be forever kept open and used in common by the Government and those interested in the island for landing purposes is satisfactory.

Respectfully,
(Signed) ORMSBY McHARG
Acting Secretary

Hon. Geo. W. Wickersham,
Attorney General.

[everything on this page is apparently a handwritten note from 1891]

 

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