Title: Amos T. Akerman to Richard H. Whitely, 24 February 1871
Date: February 24, 1871
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Whitman Archive ID: nar.02927
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Feb. 24, 1871.
Hon. Richard H. Whitely,
House of Representatives,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of this date, enclosing one to you from Mr. Samuel Lindsay, of Georgia, defendant in a suit brought by the United States in the Southern District of Georgia, on a post office bond, as surety for one Heald.
He requests that directions shall be given to the District Attorney to stop the suit.
Last April when I was acting as District Attorney for Georgia I found this case upon the docket. It was continued, according to my recollection, at the special instance of defendant's counsel. Though I should be glad to accommodate Mr. Lindsay, I would not be justified in forbearing to press a claim on the part of the Government, which appears to be a lawful one.
Should a judgment be entered against him, the relief which he desires to obtain from Congress can be as effectually granted then as now.
A. T. Akerman,
certain nol pros requested