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Title: Amos T. Akerman to D. Ardis Miller, 15 December 1871

Date: December 15, 1871

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Dec. 15, 1871.

Mr. D. Ardis Miller,

Ludlow street Jail,

New York, N. Y.


Though your letter of the 5th instant deeply moves my sympathy, it is impossible for me to interfere, as you request, with the regular course of law, without departing from principles which I deem indispensable to public justice.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

declining action


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