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Title: Amos T. Akerman to J. A. Rowland, 15 January 1871

Date: January 15, 1871

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January 15, 1871.

Mr. J. A. Rowland,

Washington, D. C.

Sir:

In answer to yours of the 11th, I have only to say that it is entirely unnecessary for any person connected with this Department to make application for a change of employment in it, or for increase of compensation. The Head of the Department has means of knowing the value to the Government of the services of all such persons as are employed in it, and he assigns position upon that knowledge, and pays no regard to personal applications.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.


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