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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Roger S. Greene, 5 December 1870

Date: December 5, 1870

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01514

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December 5, 1870.

Hon. R. S. Greene,

Asso. Justice of Washington Terr.

Olympia, W. T.


I have received your letter of the 17th ultimo. It fails to give me the information which I desired, to wit: the exact time for which you wish leave of absence from your Territory. Regarding the absence of Territorial Judges from their Districts as very disadvantageous to the public service, I do not feel at liberty to authorize it except for good reason and for a specific time. I appreciate the reasons which you offer, and, therefore, allow a leave of absence from the 20th of December instant to the 15th of March next. This absence is for a term unusually long, and is only allowed in consequence of the peculiar domestic reasons which you urge.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

leave of absence.


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