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Title: A.T Akerman to William W. Belknap, 9 November 1871

Date: November 9, 1871

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Nov. 9, 1871.

Hon. Wm. W. Belknap,

Secretary of War.

Sir:

In answer to your letter of the 4th instant, transmitting the papers in relation to Capt. Charles Bentzoni, 25th U.S. Infantry, for payment of Attorney's fees incurred in defending him in a suit for acts done in the line of military duty, I have the honor to say that with some misgivings as to the technical regularity of the proceedings, I will yet make the effort to do justice in the matter by directing the payment of the accounts, out of the judiciary fund.

Very respectfully, &c.

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.


bill for Capt. Bentzoni's defence.


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