Title: Amos T. Akerman to Hamilton Fish, 25 February 1871
Date: February 25, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.02925
Contributors to digital file: Nima Najafi Kianfar, Courtney Rebecca Lawton, and Kenneth M. Price
Feb. 25, 1871.
Hon. Hamilton Fish,
Secretary of State.
In answer to yours of the 23d instant, making inquiries in the case against William Barry, charged with the murder of Capt. Spear, in Dakota Territory, I have the honor to transmit to you a copy of a letter from Warren Cowles, Esq. U.S. Attorney for that Territory, dated December 10, 1870.
Having been absent at the time of your correspondence on this subject with this Department in October last, I did not know that you took an interest in the matter; otherwise, I should have transmitted to you a copy of Mr. Cowles's letter, as soon as it was received.
If you wish a report of the evidence and charge of the court, I will call upon the District Attorney to furnish them.
Very respectfully, &c.
A. T. Akerman,
Case of Wm. Barry.
see Ins. B'k B. p. 343