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Title: Amos T. Akerman to T. H. Duval, 5 December 1870

Date: December 5, 1870

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01506

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December 5, 1870.

Hon T. H. Duval,

U. S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas,

Tyler, Texas.


I have received your letter of the 21st ultimo.

It is very unfortunate that the funds were not at hand for defraying the expenses of the term at Tyler. Upon inquiry, I learn that it happened in this way: Mr. Purnell, the late Marshal, had duly sent in his requisition for funds. Shortly afterwards, he was suspended, and it is not the usage of the Department here to remit moneys to a suspended officer. Mr. Allan, the newly appointed Marshal, did not take his office in time to make a requisition for, and receive, the funds—and therefore none were sent him.

I trust that Mr. Allan will make requisition at once, and relieve, as far as possible, the embarrassment which has thus been occasioned.

Very respectfully, &c,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

Territorial funds.


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