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^[[Ch.]] [[preprinted]] Treasury Department, Office of Internal Revenue, Washington, ^[[Jan. 3rd]], 186 ^[]. [[/preprinted]] Sir, I reply to your letter of the 2nd instant, that if the person who is solemnizing the marriage is a United States officer and issues the certificate in the discharge of his official duties, or if the certificate is to be returned to some public officer to constitute part of a public record, no stamp is necessary, but if it is to be delivered to and returned by the parties, a five cent stamp should be affixed. Very Respectfully [[signature]] N. Haviland [[/signature]] Deputy Commissioner A. K. Boone Esq. Solicitor B. R. F. & A. L. No. 476 Seventh St. Washington, D.C. Mr. Kimball I regret Gen. Rollins did not act upon this himself as I had the interview with him but if this is not right I will take it to him again. Yours &c [[signature]] AKB. [[/signature]]
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