Title: Amos T. Akerman to T. H. Duval, 5 December 1870
Date: December 5, 1870
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.01506
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Joshua Ware, Kevin McMullen, and John Schwaninger
December 5, 1870.
Hon T. H. Duval,
U. S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas,
I have received your letter of the 21st ultimo.
It is very unfortunate that the funds were not at hand for defraying the expenses of the term at Tyler. Upon inquiry, I learn that it happened in this way: Mr. Purnell, the late Marshal, had duly sent in his requisition for funds. Shortly afterwards, he was suspended, and it is not the usage of the Department here to remit moneys to a suspended officer. Mr. Allan, the newly appointed Marshal, did not take his office in time to make a requisition for, and receive, the funds—and therefore none were sent him.
I trust that Mr. Allan will make requisition at once, and relieve, as far as possible, the embarrassment which has thus been occasioned.
Very respectfully, &c,
A. T. Akerman,