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Title: Amos T. Akerman to William W. Belknap, 13 November 1871

Date: November 13, 1871

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Nov. 13, 1871.

Hon. Wm. W. Belknap,

Secretary of War.

Sir:

I enclose the copy of a letter from C. S. Hamilton, Esq. now U.S. Marhsal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, applying for relief from a judgment obtained against him in the Circuit Court of that District for acts done in the supposed course of military duty, in the year 1865, when he was Provost Marshal for the 4th District of Wisconsin.

As the liability arose in military service, it appears to me that the question of Mr. Hamilton's right to be saved harmless from the judgment belongs to the War Department, and therefore I refer his letter to you.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.


case of C. S. Hamilton, Wis.


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