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Amos T. Akerman to Charles M. Elleard, 11 March 1871

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March 11, 1871. Mr. Charles M. Elleard, St. Louis, Missouri. Sir: Your letter of the 25th ultimo, requesting a direction to the U. S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri to enter a nolle prosequi in a criminal case pending in his District against James Neal, yourself, and others, has been carefully considered. I do not feel at liberty to give to the District Attorney such a direction as you desire. Very respectfully, A. T. Akerman, Attorney General.
official action declined
See Ins. B'k. B. p 95.
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