Title: Amos T. Akerman to Roger S. Greene, 5 December 1870
Date: December 5, 1870
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.01514
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December 5, 1870.
Hon. R. S. Greene,
Asso. Justice of Washington Terr.
Olympia, W. T.
I have received your letter of the 17th ultimo. It fails to give me the information which I desired, to wit: the exact time for which you wish leave of absence from your Territory. Regarding the absence of Territorial Judges from their Districts as very disadvantageous to the public service, I do not feel at liberty to authorize it except for good reason and for a specific time. I appreciate the reasons which you offer, and, therefore, allow a leave of absence from the 20th of December instant to the 15th of March next. This absence is for a term unusually long, and is only allowed in consequence of the peculiar domestic reasons which you urge.
A. T. Akerman,
leave of absence.