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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Lewis Fullerton, 24 August 1871

Date: August 24, 1871

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Aug. 24, 1871.

Hon. Lewis Fullerton,

Washington, D. C.

Sir:

Your extract of an extract from a correspondent of yours in Alabama, under the date of the 22d instant, has been received.

I shall take pleasure in directing the District Attorney to investigate and prosecute the case, if furnished with names.

You do not give the name of your correspondent. In one part of the letter he indicates a willingness to be examined as a witness; in another part he desires his name to be concealed.

If I can put the District Attorney upon the track, I will promptly do so. If you do not understand your correspondent as declining the use of his name in a judicial investigation, I will thank you to furnish it to me.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman

Attorney General.


case in Ala.


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