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UNITHO STATES OF AMERICA

JAN 24'15

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON, D. C.

Chambers of

THE CHIEF JUSTICE

H 3-3-45 DMH

1929 Twenty-fourth Street NW.

DECEMBER 26, 1944.
Honorable FRANCIS BIDDLE,
Attorney General of the United States,

Washington, D. C.
MY DEAR MR. ATTORNEY GENERAL: By direction
of the Supreme Court, I transmit to you herewith
the Rules of Criminal Procedure for the District
Courts of the United States governing proceedings
in criminal cases prior to and including verdict,
finding of guilty or not guilty by the court, or
plea of guilty, which have been prescribed by the
Supreme Court pursuant to the Act of June 29,
1940, c. 445, 54 Stat. 688.

The Court requests you, as provided in that Act, to report these Rules to the Congress at the beginning of the regular session in January next. I have the honor to remain, Respectfully yours,

H

HARLAN F. STONE, Chief Justice of the United States.

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