Title: Amos T. Akerman to S. R. Harlow, 10 November 1871
Date: November 10, 1871
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Nov. 10, 1871.
S. R. Harlow, Esq.
U. S. Marshal,
New York City.
I referred your account $1226, special expenses, in executing the laws of the United States against illicit distillers in your District, to a competent officer of this Department, with instructions to report his views. He has done so in the enclosed memorandum.
I do not see that any other view can properly be taken of the subject, and though regretting that the law does not make more adequate provision in such cases, I am bound by the law as it stands, and am obliged to disallow the account. Yet I shall be rejoiced if Congress at its next session shall provide for your relief.
A. T. Akerman,