Title: Amos T. Akerman to Isham Reavis, 29 April 1871
Date: April 29, 1871
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Whitman Archive ID: nar.01848
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April 29, 1871.
Hon. Isham Reavis,
Associate Justice, &c.
Arizona City, Arizona Terr.
Your letter of March 16, 1871, requesting leave of absence, with the accompanying certificate from Dr. Mix, was not received by me until today. I regret that I cannot grant the leave of absence which you desire. The reason will appear from the Executive Order, of which I send you a copy. Though according to all information which I have received upon the subject, your services as a Judge are valuable to your Territory, yet if your health requires so long an absence, as you request, I think that you should vacate the office.
A. T. Akerman,