Title: Amos T. Akerman to George S. Boutwell, 14 December 1871
Date: December 14, 1871
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Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.03533
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Dec. 14, 1871.
Hon. Geo. S. Boutwell,
Secretary of the Treasury.
I have received your letter of the 12th isntant enclosing the letters of Major Poe, of the Light House Engineers, and of Peter Brown, Light House Keeper at Saginaw in relation to trespasses upon the riparian rights of the United States, at that station.
I have instructed the District Attorney and Marshal of the Eastern District of Michigan to proceed against the offending parties civilly and criminally, and also in a summary way if the facts shall be ascertained to warrant such proceedings.
A. T. Akerman,