In Whitman's Hand

Scribal Documents

About this Item

Title: Amos T. Akerman to J. H. Caldwell, 14 August 1871

Date: August 14, 1871

Source: Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: National Archives and Records Administration

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02430

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Anthony Dreesen, John Schwaninger, and Nima Najafi Kianfar



page image
image 1

Aug. 14, 1871.

J. H. Caldwell, Esq.

La Grange, Geo.

Sir:

Yours of the 4th inst. from Louisville has been received.

Copies of the laws referred to were mailed to you at La Grange a few days ago. If they fail to reach you, others will be sent. Of course you will not investigate acts done before there was a law of the United States making them criminal.

The Congressional Committee have adjourned for the present. Its sessions will be resumed in September, when the names which you have furnished will be laid before it. There has been much more testimony before that Committee showing outrages in Georgia, than you seem to know. I suppose the reports in the newspapers have given testimony on one side much more fully than the other.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.


Georgia troubles


Comments?

Published Works | In Whitman's Hand | Life & Letters | Commentary | Resources | Pictures & Sound

Support the Archive | About the Archive

Distributed under a Creative Commons License. Ed Folsom & Kenneth M. Price, editors.