|Submitted||March 8, 2011|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
All records on, about, mentioning, or concerning William B Johnson who lived in South Carolina during 1845.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
For mailed responses, please address:
185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143
Dear Mr. Smathers,
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Please complete and submit the required information in order for the FBI to process your request.
David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Service Request Unit (SRU)
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Office: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4995 or 4997
William Bullein Johnson was born in John's Island, S. C. on June 13, 1782 and died in Greenville, S. C. on Oct. 2, 1862.
Because of his age, proof of death is not required.