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Title: Amos T. Akerman to John J. McGilord, 9 November 1871

Date: November 9, 1871

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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.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.


Case of Smith


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