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Title: Amos T. Akerman to B. F. Potts, 10 December 1870

Date: December 10, 1870

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01528

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December 10, 1870.

Hon. B. F. Potts,

Governor, &c,

Virginia City, Montana T.


I have received your letter of the first instant, in relation to a case before the Supreme Court of the United States, involving the title to the offices of Territorial Auditor and Treasurer of Montana.

I will see that the Government of the Territory is represented before the Supreme Court. Without some examination, I shall not be able to say whether the matter falls within the sphere of the Attorney General's duties. If I should be satisfied that it does not, I will duly apprise you.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

U. S. Sup. Court case from Montana
see p 548 seq.


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