Title: Amos T. Akerman to D. J. Baldwin, 13 December 1871
Date: December 13, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.02239
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Joshua Ware, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and John Schwaninger
December 13, 1871.
D. J. Baldwin, Esq.
U. S. Attorney,
Sir: It is in the opinion of the War Department that a civil suit ag't David V. Whiting for complicity with Capt. W. G. Hodges Quartermaster's Dept. in certain fraudulent transactions, is unavoidable, inasmuch as the responsibility for money rested with Hodges, and therefore you will proceed against Hodges in a criminal prosecution only.
A. T. Akerman,
sue Whiting criminally