Title: Amos T. Akerman to William A. Coit, 23 February 1871
Date: February 23, 1871
Source: Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.01743
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Joshua Ware, John Schwaninger, and Nima Najafi Kianfar
Feb. 23, 1871.
Mr. Wm. A. Coit,
Union Co. Ark.
On account of the pressure of business in this office, it has been impossible to give an earlier answer to your letter of Nov. 28, last. You say there is a person exercising the duties of U. S. Commissioner in your County, who held an office before he engaged in rebellion. I suggest that you report the facts, with the name of the party, to the U. S. District Attorney, of the District in which this person is acting—and it will be the duty of that officer to prosecute him, if a probable case of guilt should appear.
Very respectfully &c.
A. T. Akerman, Att. Gen.
unlawful office holding (Ark.)