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Amos T. Akerman to Hamilton Fish, 15 November 1870

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November 15, 1870. Hon. Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State. Sir: On account of my sickness and absence, your letters of September 19th and September 22d instants, each enclosing a dispatch from the Consul of the United States at Matamoras, relating to breaches of the Neutrality Laws of the United States, near Brownsville, in Texas, never came to my hands until to-day. The office of the U. S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, in which District these offences are reported to have been committed, has been vacant for some time past. An appointment has now been made, and the officer will be directed to attend to this matter at once. Very respectfully, &c. A. T. Akerman, Attorney General.
Neutrality Laws, Eastern Texas
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