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Amos T. Akerman to A. Burton, 14 March 1871

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March 14, 1871. Mrs. A. Burton, Grand Hotel, San Francisco, Cal. Madam: I have received your letter of the 4th instant, transmitted by Senator Cole. From the representations of your friends, I have a strong personal desire to accommodate you in the matter of the Jamuel Rancho. But other parties adversely interested protest against such a disposition of the case as you desire; and under these circumstances I do not feel at liberty to dismiss the appeal, and thus abandon forever a claim of the United States which many parties suppose to be good, without perfect assurance that your title is utterly unassailable in law. The slight investigation which I have been able to give to the subject has not yet satisfied me that such is the case. Should I become so satisfied, I will dismiss the appeal. Very respectfully, A. T. Akerman, Attorney General.
California case "Jamuel rancho"
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