Title: Amos T. Akerman to Drury Thompson, 31 March 1871
Date: March 31, 1871
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Whitman Archive ID: nar.02098
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March 31, 1871.
Mr. Drury Thompson,
The President has referred to me your letter to him of the 15th instant requesting a removal of your disabilities.
The power to remove disabilities imposed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution is in Congress, and not in the President. I therefore suggest that you send your application to some member of Congress.
A. T. Akerman,