Title: Amos T. Akerman to Wilmot W. Brookings, 27 May 1871
Date: May 27, 1871
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May 27, 1871.
Hon. W. W. Brookings,
I have received yours of the 15th instant, requesting leave of absence for forty-five days, commencing on the 12th of June next.
Under the stringent Executive Order of March 31, 1871, a copy of which has been sent to you, I do not feel at liberty to grant the leave which you desire.
If you knew the frequency of such applications, I am sure you would approve both of the President's order, and of this Department's strict conformity to it.
A. T. Akerman,