Washington D.C.Feb. 2nd. 1865J.M. McKim Esq.Secretary &cDear SirI received on the 31st last, a letter from the President of your Association bearing date the same day, and forthwith proceeded to comply with the requests therein contained.I have enquired and ascertained that Margaretta Mechlin is deceased, leaving several heirs, all of whom are in this City, except two, those two are Augusta J. Mechlin, now in California, and Mrs. Lucretia L. Geortner, now in Utica N. York. I have seen and consulted with the eldest living heir, Alexander D. Mechlin, and he assures me that there will be no objection, on the part of the heirs, to signing any instrument for the conection of the error. This being the case, certainly the most expeditious and least-expensive way would be to have the deed
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