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Title: Amos T. Akerman to William H. Webb, 13 December 1871

Date: December 13, 1871

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Dec. 13, 1871.

Mr. Wm. H. Webb,

Rome, Geo.

Sir:

In answer to yours of the 4th instant, I have to say that the rules of this office do not permit the Attorney General to give opinions on legal questions to private parties.

If you can see that any criminal law of the United States has been violated to your injury, the District Attorney will aid you in getting redress. That officer at present is John D. Pope, Esq. of Atlanta.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.


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