Title: Amos T. Akerman to William H. Conkle, 22 November 1871
Date: November 22, 1871
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Nov. 22, 1871.
William H. Conkle, Esq.
Washington, D. C.
The President has referred to me your letter to him of the 16th instant, on the subject of an International Code.
I do not feel authorized to undertake such a work. It would require Congressional and diplomatic action, and it would be improper for this Department to move in the matter of such action.
A. T. Akerman,