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Amos T. Akerman to Drury Thompson, 31 March 1871

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March 31, 1871. Mr. Drury Thompson, Mobile, Ala. Sir: The President has referred to me your letter to him of the 15th instant requesting a removal of your disabilities. The power to remove disabilities imposed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution is in Congress, and not in the President. I therefore suggest that you send your application to some member of Congress. Very respectfully, A. T. Akerman, Attorney General.
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