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Amos T. Akerman to John A. Willis, 12 April 1871

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April 12, 1871. John A. Wills, Esq. Attorney at Law, Washington City. Sir: You are hereby retained as special assistant to the Attorney General, for the purpose of arguing, in the Supreme Court of the United States the case of The United States, appellants, vs. the heirs of Juan Buadista Vigil, No. 217, for which you will be entitled to receive reasonable compensation, to be determined by the Attorney General. Should it be your pleasure to accept this commission, you will please take the oath as required by the seventeenth section of the Act of July 22, 1870, and transmit a copy thereof to this office. The Solicitor General will furnish you a transcript of the record. Very respectfully, A. T. Akerman, Attorney General.
Mr. Wills retained in Vigil case.
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