Title: Amos T. Akerman to Samuel Merrill, 27 August 1871
Date: August 27, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.02439
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Anthony Dreesen, John Schwaninger, and Nima Najafi Kianfar
Aug. 27 ?8 6, 1871.
To His Excellency Samuel Merrill,
Des Moines, Iowa.
The case of John Pierce, brought to my notice by your letter of the 23d inst. shall receive immediate investigation. I do not understand why the man should have been confined in jail six months after his sentence, and before delivery at the Penitentiary; and I shall seek an explanation from the officers of the Territory of Wyoming.
A. T. Akerman,