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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Walter L. Hill, 3 August 1871

Date: August 3, 1871

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Location: National Archives and Records Administration

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02394

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Joshua Ware, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and John Schwaninger



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Aug. 3, 1871.

Mr. Walter L. Hill:

Dear Sir:

I have information that you have of late been often absent from the office, and that, when present, you have not always been in a condition to do duty. After my distinct personal announcement to you that such delinquencies must not be repeated, this conduct obliges one to terminate your connection with the Department of Justice. I have foreborne to take this step until the present moment, in the hope that your course would enable me to gratify my strong personal wishes of your continuance in the Department. But justice to the Government forbids any further toleration of such irregularities.

I am, very respectfully yours,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

see p. 684


dismissal of W. S. Hill


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