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Title: Amos T. Akerman to J. F. Hartley, 8 November 1870

Date: November 8, 1870

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01460

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November 8, 1870.

Hon. J. F. Hartley,

Acting Secretary of the Treasury.


In answer to your letter of the 7th instant, relating to the employment of special counsel to assist the U. S. Attorney of Iowa in the Rhomberg cases, I enclose to you a copy of a letter of this date upon the subject, addressed to the Dist. Attorney of Iowa—and respectfully call your attention to the reasons therein stated for declining to employ special counsel.

Very respectfully, &c.

A. T. Akerman, Attorney General.

declining to employ special counsel


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