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Title: Amos T. Akerman to John H. Caldwell, 3 August 1871

Date: August 3, 1871

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Aug. 3, 1871.

John H. Caldwell, Esq.

La Grange, Georgia.


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I did not remind you, in transmitting the order of appointment to your present service, of the propriety of taking the oath prescribed for officers of the United States.—Though I am not certain that the oath is required of you, yet to avoid all questions it is desirable that you should take it. The copy which I enclose is prescribed by the Act of 1868, and is applicable now to all persons who do not feel at liberty to take the test oath, which I suppose to be your case. Please take it, and transmit it to this office.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

take the oath
see Ins. B'k B. p. 546


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