Title: Amos T. Akerman to John Wills, 9 May 1871
Date: May 9, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.01860
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May 9, 1871.
Mr. John Wills,
Your letter to the President, of the 20th ultimo, has been referred by him to me.
Any statements which you desire to make concerning the case of Dr. Stafford, shall be considered, if made in writing. Personal interviews in pardon cases are undesirable, because they consume time and excite sympathies or repulsions which are unfavorable to a calm judgment upon the case.
Very resp'lly, &c. A. T. Akerman, Att'y Gen'l.
case of Dr. Stafford.