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Amos T. Akerman to John Angel James Creswell, 8 February 1871

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Feb. 8, 1871. Hon. J. A.J. Creswell, Postmaster General. Sir: I enclose a copy of a letter from Lucius J. Gartrell, Esq. Attorney for Thomas G. Simms, who is defendant in a suit and an indictment in the District Court of the Northern District of Georgia, for Criminal defalcation as Postmaster at Atlanta. Unless I should learn that the contrary is your wish, I shall inform Mr. Gartrell that I know no reason for interfering with the regular course of law either in the civil or criminal case. Very respectfully, &c A. T. Akerman Attorney General
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