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Title: Amos T. Akerman to J. W. Douglass, 6 December 1870

Date: December 6, 1870

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December 6, 1870.

Hon. J. W. Douglass,

Acting Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

Sir:

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,

Attorney General.


special counsel declined


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