Title: Amos T. Akerman to James W. Schaumburg, 26 January 1871
Date: January 26, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.01664
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Joshua Ware, Kevin McMullen, and John Schwaninger
January 26, 1871.
James W. Schaumberg, Esq.
No. 272 South Fourth st.
I have received yours of the 19th instant, and enclose a copy of the Act of Congress establishing the Department of Justice, which I suppose is the Act to which you refer, there being none establishing the "Court of Justice." This Act does not establish a Court, but merely a new Executive Department; and therefore no rules of pleading have been established under it.
Upon examination of the opinions of the Attorneys General, I find none of Mr. Legaré, answering the description in your letter.
A. T. Akerman,
sending Act, &c