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Kernan, Francis (1816-1892) to Samuel Sullivan Cox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04572.41 Author/Creator: Kernan, Francis (1816-1892) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 May 1876 Pagination: 2 p. ; 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

The bill for the relief of William L. Maury passed the Senate yesterday. Encloses (not included) a copy of the bill as it passed the Senate, striking the phrase "legal and. . . ." Undated note from Cox responds that he will make sure the House concurs in "the verbal amend[men]t of the Senate." Kernan was a U.S. senator from New York.

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