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Title: Amos T. Akerman to John H. Caldwell, 28 November 1871

Date: November 28, 1871

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Location: National Archives and Records Administration

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02626

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Nov. 28, 1871.

John H. Caldwell, Esq.

Lagrange, Georgia.

Sir:

On the subject of your acc't for seventy five dollars, in addition to the amount previously paid you, under your employment by this Department, I have to say that I do not feel at liberty to direct the payment of the additional seventy five dollars. In your original engagement the time of service and amount of compensation were fixed; and the condition of the funds of this Department permits no excess over the compensation originally contracted for.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.


$75 claimed


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