Title: Amos T. Akerman to Columbus Delano, 11 March 1871
Date: March 11, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.02953
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March 11, 1871.
Hon. C. Delano.
Secretary of the Interior.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 6th inst. transmitting a copy of one received by you from the District Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, in relation to one Osterhouse, a convict in the Detroit House of Correction, from Wyoming Territory, in whose behalf a writ of habeas corpus has been issued.
I have directed the District Attorney to appear for the Government in the case.
I send to you a copy of a letter from the Interior Department to the Judges of the Courts of Wyoming Territory, designating, under the Act of May 12, 1864, the Detroit House of Correction as a place of confinement of such offenders. It was found among the records transferred from the Department of the Interior to this.
A. T. Akerman,
U.S. convict Osterhouse Mich.