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Title: Amos T. Akerman to T. J. Bowers, 16 January 1871

Date: January 16, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01638

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January 16, 1871.

Hon. T. J. Bowers,

San Rafael, California.


Yours of the 14th ultimo was handed to me a day or two ago by the Hon. James A. Johnson.

In reply I have to say that I do not feel at liberty to permit the use of my official title for the purpose of assailing a construction of law upon which the Executive Department uniformly acts, and which I hold to be correct.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

letter answered


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