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Title: Amos T. Akerman to George S. Boutwell, 12 January 1871

Date: January 12, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01624

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January 12, 1871.

Hon. Geo. S. Boutwell,

Secretary of the Treasury.


In answer to your letter of this date, I have the honor to inform you that R. M. Corwine, Esq. has, according to your request, been commissioned as special assistant to the U. S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, in cases No. 191 and 192, on the Admiralty docket of the District Court for said District—and that he has been informed that his previous representation of the Government in those cases, since the Act to establish the Department of Justice took effect, is recognized by this Department as having been properly authorized.

Very respectfully, &c.

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

R. M. Corwine appt'd special counsel


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