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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Thomas H. Talbot, 23 November 1871

Date: November 23, 1871

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Location: National Archives and Records Administration

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02609

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Anthony Dreesen, John Schwaninger, and Nima Najafi Kianfar



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Nov. 23, 1871.

Hon. Thomas H. Talbot.

Boston, Mass.

Sir:

I ask of you the favor of information, if you are able to give it, in relation to a letter supposed to have been written to the War Department, recommending the settlement of the claim of William H. Goodspeed, for compensation for the services of the "Silver Star."

After diligent search, both in the principal office, and in that of the branch having in charge the business of the Court of Claims, we are unable to find the record of such a letter. But Mr. Mc Michael has been informed in the latter office that such a letter was written by you. Can you give me any information upon the subject, and very much oblige.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.


certain missing letter.


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