Letter, Solicitor of the Treasury to John Bell, 1 June 1841
Solicitor of the Treasury [Charles B. Penrose], Letter, , to John Bell, , 1 June 1841; unidentified handwriting; docket and notation in unidentified handwriting; one page; Case Files and Other Records Relating to Suits, 1791–1929, Records of the Solicitor of the Treasury, Record Group 206, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington DC.
Office of the Solicitor of the Treasury
June. 1. 1841.
Hon John Bell
Secretary of War
<I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 29th ult with the accompanying papers. I have written to the district attornies for the District of & insructing them to bring suits as suggested by Capt [Robert E.] Lee and I have now to request that you will send him forward to [blank] [Montgomery] Blair> You arerequested to cause Robt. E. Lee Capt. Engineers Fort Hamilton, Harbour, to transmitto M. Blair Esq. the U. S. Dist. Attorney, for , an order on the Bank of Missouri, , for the note of , , Joseph Smith & , for $4.86638/100 payable in eight months after date, (Sept. 10. 1840) to Capt. Lee, as Agent of the or order, and dated , Illinois, that a writ may be instituted therein, it having been pro◊◊ted for non payment.
You are <and> also requested to causeCapt. Lee to transmit to Esq. Dist. Atty. for , an order on the said Bank of , for the note of D. G. Whitney, J. O. Woodruff, & Samuel Holmes, for $482.49/100 payable in eight months from date (Sept. 10. 1840) to Capt. Lee, as agent of the & dated at , that a suit may be to instituted therein; it having been pro◊◊ted for nonpayment.