Title: Amos T. Akerman to T. W. Osborne, 20 December 1871
Date: December 20, 1871
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Whitman Archive ID: nar.03566
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Dec. 20, 1871.
Hon. T. W. Osborne,
Your letter of the 16th instant, containing an extract from one of Governor Reed to you, has been received.
I would promptly send the detective requested by the Governor, if I had the means; but the detective fund under the control of this Department is exhausted. Should it be replenished by any action of Congress, I shall take great pleasure, if in office at the time, in spending some of it for the detection of crime in Florida.
And I beg you in that case, as a precaution against any slip in my memory, to remind me of this promise.
Very respectfully, &c.
A. T. Akerman,
detective in Fla.