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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Thomas H. Talbot, 6 February 1871

Date: February 6, 1871

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February 6, 1871.

Thomas H. Talbot, Esq.

Assistant Attorney General.

Sir:

Will you give me, in brief, your opinion, and the reasons therefor, upon the propriety of pressing, or discontinuing, the appeal in the case of Childs, Pratt, et al, vs. The United States, lately decided in the Court of Claims. The parties interested adversely to the United States, have urged me to dismiss or prevent the appeal, and your advice is desired as a means of determining what action is proper.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.


Certain Claims case.


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