Title: Amos T. Akerman to Alfred Pleasanton, 2 March 1871
Date: March 2, 1871
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Whitman Archive ID: nar.02935
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March 2, 1871.
Hon. A. Pleasonton ,
Commissioner Internal Revenue.
I have received your letter of the 25th ultimo, enclosing a letter to you from Charles R. Cornwell, attorney for Harris Webster & Company, in which Mr. Cornwell complains that illegal costs have been paid by his clients to the District Attorney in California,—and requests that such costs may be refunded.
I know no law which authorizes the commissioner of Internal Revenue to refund costs illegally paid to District Attorneys. If there has been an illegal exaction, I presume that Mr. Cornwell can advise his clients how to obtain redress.
A. T. Akerman,
letter from C. R. Cornwell, Attorney,