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Title: Amos T. Akerman to C. A. Tweed, 28 November 1871

Date: November 28, 1871

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Nov. 28, 1871.

Hon. C. A. Tweed,

Associate Justice,

Prescott, Arizona.

Sir:

Your letter of the 26th ultimo from San Francisco, asking leave of absence from your Territory from the adjournment of your Court in January next until the middle of April, has been received.

I sympathize with you in the domestic afflictions which you have suffered, and feel authorized to accord, nunc pro tunc a leave of absence for your late visit to California. But under the order of the President of the 30th of March last I do not feel at liberty to authorize the leave for which you ask next winter and spring.

Your late absences from the Territory however excusable, make it peculiarly important that your time should henceforth be generally spent with the people to whom you administer the law. If a Judge's domestic exigencies do not permit him to spend his time in his Territory, he ought not to retain the office.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.


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