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I have received Sir your letter of the 27th and am sorry I can give no information on the Subject of it. I have no recollection that the case of your father was at any time made known to me. Having never been a practitioner of law, that consideration could not have led him to place his papers in my hands. The Services which it appears your father rendered were certainly meritorious
Mr. Maury paid me a visit soon after his arrival in Virginia but I not seen him Since; according to the best account I had of him, he was in Richmond where he meant to pass the Winter. I wish you may succeed in receiving from him all the available lights you are in search of With friendly respects