Title: Amos T. Akerman to Henry Grebe, 22 August 1871
Date: August 22, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.02419
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Anthony Dreesen, John Schwaninger, and Nima Najafi Kianfar
Aug. 22, 1871.
Mr. Henry Grebe,
In answer to your letter of the 12th instant, I have to say that the officers therein named are not authorized to contract for compensation to be paid by the United States to persons for arresting criminals. It was the duty of the Marshal to make such arrests, and to appoint as many deputies as were necessary for that purpose. I do not feel at liberty, therefore, to direct payment of your amount.
A. T. Akerman,
see p 15 ante