Title: Amos T. Akerman to Columbus Delano, 3 November 1871
Date: November 3, 1871
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Nov. 3, 1871.
Hon. Columbus Delano,
Secretary of the Interior
I have the honor to transmit the copy of a letter dated Oct. 9, 1871, from Mr. Ashenfelter, U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, suggesting the necessity of a law affixing a penalty for purchasing cattle from persons unlawfully trading with Indians.
As this subject especially appertains to your Department, I submit the suggestions of Mr. Ashenfelter to your consideration
A. T. Akerman,
illicit Indian trade question