Title: Amos T. Akerman to Lyman Trumbull, 16 January 1871
Date: January 16, 1871
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January 16, 1871.
Hon. Lyman Trumbull,
Chairman of the Judiciary Committee
U. S. Senate.
When I wrote to you last week in response to the compensation of the District Attorney of Louisiana, I did not know what I have since learned, that his actual compensation under the present law is pitifully small for the character of the service required. Hence, though disliking special legislation upon such matters, I would rather that the present bill should pass than that his compensation should not be increased. Yet I much prefer that the increase should be by a general law affecting all the Districts.
Very respectfully, &c
A. T. Akerman,
Compensation U. S. Att'y, Louisiana