Title: Amos T. Akerman to George S. Boutwell, 5 May 1871
Date: May 5, 1871
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May 5, 1871.
Hon. Geo. S. Boutwell,
Secretary of the Treasury.
I return the bill of Warburton & Courtney, New York, for services as phonographers, in the trial of a case in New York, enclosed in your letter of the 7th ultimo.
Applications for pay for such services are not infrequent, and I have uniformly declined paying them.—The service was not authorized by this Department. While I have no doubt that it is a great convenience to counsel to have the aid of stenographers I do not feel at liberty to furnish that aid at the public expense, in view of the limited amount of the Judiciary fund.
A. T. Akerman,
phonographer's bill, N. Y.