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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Lyman Trumbull, 18 December 1871

Date: December 18, 1871

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Dec. 18, 1871.

Hon. Lyman Trumbull,

U.S. Senate.

Sir: Judge Blodgett, of Illinois, has submitted to me the draft of a bill for supplying the records of the U.S. Courts, destroyed by the Chicago fire—and of a joint resolution for the relief of Mr. Campbell, the Marshal. He informs me that he has sent similar papers to you.

As he invites my criticism I transmit herewith his draft of the joint resolution, with an interlineation in pencil, which it seems to me will provide against a possible misconstruction.

I have no suggestion to make on the subject of the bill.

Very respectfully, &c.

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.


bill for U.S. records, Chicago.


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