Title: Amos T. Akerman to George P. Fisher, 28 November 1871
Date: November 28, 1871
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Whitman Archive ID: nar.02205
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Nov. 28, 1871.
Hon. Geo. P. Fisher, U.S. Attorney,
Washington, D. C.
I enclose certain papers sent to this Department by Mr. J. H. H. Woodward, of Louisville, Ky.; and also the copy of a letter from him charging that certain crimes against the United States have been committed by Samuel McKee, formerly a Member of Congress from Kentucky. The charge seems to be that the crimes in question were perpetrated in Washington.
I therefore desire that you will look into the case, and if it appears that the allegations against McKee are well founded, that you will institute a prosecution.
A. T. Akerman,
Charges ag't. Sam'l McKee