Title: Amos T. Akerman to J. W. Douglass, 6 December 1870
Date: December 6, 1870
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.01520
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Joshua Ware, Kevin McMullen, and John Schwaninger
December 6, 1870.
Hon. J. W. Douglass,
Acting Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
In answer to your letter of the first instant, enclosing a copy of a letter to you from the District Attorney of the Northern District of Mississippi, requesting the employment of assistant counsel in certain cases in his District, I refer you to my letter of this date upon the subject of a similar application from Virginia, for the reasons why I feel unable to employ the assistant counsel desired.
Very respectfully, &c,
A. T. Akerman,
special counsel declined