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Title: Amos T. Akerman to D. S. Shoolin, 9 December 1871

Date: December 9, 1871

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Dec. 9, 1871.

Mr. D. S. Shoolin,

No 29 Grand st.

Jersey City, N. J.

Sir:

In answer to your letter of the 24th of October last, I have to say that it is not the custom of this Department to give opinions or information on legal questions to private citizens. I suggest that you address your inquiries to the Navy Department.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.


opinion declined


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