Title: Amos T. Akerman to Robert Ray, 24 November 1871
Date: November 24, 1871
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Whitman Archive ID: nar.02615
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Anthony Dreesen, John Schwaninger, and John Schwaninger
Nov. 24, 1871.
Robert Ray, Esq.
I have received your letter of the 13th instant, on the subject of a new District in Louisiana.
In my judgement, the judicial force of the United States can be advantageously increased in the South; and I shall lose no opportunity for pressing the matter upon the attention of Members of Congress.
I am not quite certain whether a recommendation on the subject would be proper in my official report, but if satisfied that it would, I shall not hesitate to make it.
A. T. Akerman,
question of new Judicial Dist. La.