c/o 2509 N. Campbell, #1776
                                            Tucson, Arizona state
                                                  zip code exempt

                                                  August 22, 1996


Disclosure Officer
Office of the Secretary of the Treasury
United States Department of the Treasury
Washington, D.C.

Dear Disclosure Officer:

This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act.

On July  26, 1996,  I requested  documents under  the Freedom  of
Information Act (see attached).  To date, the requested documents
have not been produced.

I hereby appeal your failure to produce the requested documents.

The documents that were withheld must be disclosed under the FOIA
because the  original Thirteenth  Amendment  prevents  government
officials from exercising privileges of a nobility class, such as
being exempt  from the  principles of open government and freedom
of information.   Evidence  of the  original Thirteenth Amendment
has been filed with the Foreperson of the Grand Jury and with the
Clerk of  the United  States District  Court in  Tucson,  Arizona
state (a Republic).  See Colorado Records Custodian.

Disclosure of  the documents  which I  requested is in the public
interest because the information, and the procedure for obtaining
the information, are likely to contribute significantly to public
understanding of  the operations and activities of government and
are not primarily in My commercial interest.

Moreover, the  information requested  will help to improve public
confidence  in  the  integrity  of  the  United  States  (federal
government), or  to confirm  that there are persons attempting to
exercise executive  and judicial branch powers in America without
any authority or jurisdiction whatsoever.  See U.S. v. Lopez.

Thank you for your careful consideration of this appeal.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell

Paul Andrew, Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Citizen of Arizona state
all rights reserved without prejudice

copy:  Judge Alex Kozinski, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

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