Title: Amos T. Akerman to George T. Vaughan, 23 February 1871
Date: February 23, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.01744
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Joshua Ware, John Schwaninger, and Nima Najafi Kianfar
Feb. 23, 1871.
Mr. George T. Vaughan,
I have received yours of the 18th ultimo. I cannot give you the certificate which you request. Recommendations for pardon are presumed to come from disinterested sources, and therefore I do not see how a certificate of the sort which you desire me to give, can be useful in the settlement of any proper business transaction.
A. T. Akerman,
declining certain request