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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Lyman Trumbull, 16 January 1871

Date: January 16, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01635

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January 16, 1871.

Hon. Lyman Trumbull,

Chairman of the Judiciary Committee

U. S. Senate.


When I wrote to you last week in response to the compensation of the District Attorney of Louisiana, I did not know what I have since learned, that his actual compensation under the present law is pitifully small for the character of the service required. Hence, though disliking special legislation upon such matters, I would rather that the present bill should pass than that his compensation should not be increased. Yet I much prefer that the increase should be by a general law affecting all the Districts.

Very respectfully, &c

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

Compensation U. S. Att'y, Louisiana


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