Title: Amos T. Akerman to John N. Jewett, 4 August 1871
Date: August 4, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.02395
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Joshua Ware, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and John Schwaninger
Aug. 4, 1871.
John N. Jewett, Esq.
Attorney at Law,
Your communication of the ?1st instant, requesting that the legal proceedings instituted by the United States against the Illinois Central RR. Company, for the protection of the interests of the Government in the outer harbor of Chicago, be dismissed, has been received. Copies of the same have been transmitted to the Secretary of War, and to the District Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, with a request for the communication of their views upon the subject after receiving their answers, I shall be able to decide upon your application.
A. T. Akerman,
request of Illinois Central RR. Co.
see [Ex.?] B'k A. p 139 letter to Atty Gen'l & to Sec of Treasury.