Title: Amos T. Akerman to John J. McGilord, 9 November 1871
Date: November 9, 1871
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Whitman Archive ID: nar.02576
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and John Schwaninger
Nov. 9, 1871.
John J. McGilord, Esq.
Seattle, Washington Ty.
Sir: I have received your letter of the 21st ultimo. The brief in the Smith case has not yet been prepared. As soon as it is prepared, if at all, I will send you a copy. I should inform you, however, that it is not the custom of the Court to hear a writ of error in favor of a party who has absconded—which I understand is the case with Smith.
A. T. Akerman,
Case of Smith