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Title: Amos T. Akerman to J. H. Caldwell, 16 August 1871

Date: August 16, 1871

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Aug. 16, 1871.

J. H. Caldwell, Esq.

La Grange, Geo.

Sir:

Your letters of the 10th, 11th and 12th of August, have been received.

I think it inexpedient to spend much time upon cases arising before the passage of the Act which makes them criminal.

As to the publicity of your employment, you will remember that at the outset this point was left to your discretion. I am at a loss to tell how it became known in Atlanta, even with the discoloration in the newspaper scrap which you sent me. I have made nobody acquainted with your employment except yourself and Mr. Bryant of Augusta, who is similarly employed.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.


special counsel in Geo.


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