Title: Amos T. Akerman to Caroline L. Miller, 10 November 1871
Date: November 10, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.02579
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and John Schwaninger
Nov. 10, 1871.
Mrs. Caroline L. Miller,
Charleston, S. C.
I have received yours of the 29th ultimo, forwarded from Yorkville. While you have my warmest sympathy, I do not feel that it would be proper official action for me to arrest the prosecution against your son. I cannot suppose that he will be convicted in New York, unless he shall be proved to be guilty, and in that case I know no reason why he should not suffer the penalty.
Hoping for your sake, as well as his own, that the investigation will show him to be innocent,
I am, yours respectfully,
A. T. Akerman,
Case of Miller