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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

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Feb. 23, 1871.

Mr. George T. Vaughan,

Linden, Texas.


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.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

declining certain request


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