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Title: Amos T. Akerman to R. C. McCormick, 18 February 1871

Date: February 18, 1871

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Feb. 18, 1871.

Hon. R. C. McCormick,

Delegate from Arizona,

House of Representatives

Sir:

You requested me to inform you if any thing should come to this office to the disadvantage of Mr. Phelps, the U.S. Marshal for Arizona.

Complaint is made that he is out of the District, and has not been faithful in his office. His accounts are in a condition which requires explanation. He was in arrears in the early part of the year 1869, over nine thousand dollars, and in April of that year asked for an additional advance, which was refused until he should account for the balance in his hands.

I learn that he has not so accounted.

I shall be glad to receive an explanation of the matter.

Very respectfully, &c.

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.


Case of U.S. Marshal Phelps, Arizona


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