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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Hughes, Denver, & Peck, 24 January 1871

Date: January 24, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01659

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January 24, 1871.

Messrs. Hughes, Denver, & Peck,

Attorneys at Law,

Washington, D. C.


The subject of the case of the Rothschilds against The United States in the Court of Claims, brought to my notice by your letter of December 21, 1870, has been considered—and it appears to me that the Government is precluded by the stipulation of May 27, 1867, between the Attorneys for the respective parties, approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, from raising the question of the right of the Rothschilds, as foreigners, to sue in the Court of Claims.

Learning that the principal ground upon which an appeal has been contemplated, is the supposed want of such a right, under the letter of our law, I am indisposed to suffer an appeal to be taken, and shall not do so, if a satisfactory arrangement can be made in reference to the bonds of deposit under that agreement—on which subject I should like to confer with you at an early day.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

Rothschilds vs. The U. S.
see p 589 ante


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