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Title: Amos T. Akerman to James W. Schaumburg, 26 January 1871

Date: January 26, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01664

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January 26, 1871.

James W. Schaumberg, Esq.

No. 272 South Fourth st.

Philadelphia, Penn.


I have received yours of the 19th instant, and enclose a copy of the Act of Congress establishing the Department of Justice, which I suppose is the Act to which you refer, there being none establishing the "Court of Justice." This Act does not establish a Court, but merely a new Executive Department; and therefore no rules of pleading have been established under it.

Upon examination of the opinions of the Attorneys General, I find none of Mr. Legaré, answering the description in your letter.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

sending Act, &c


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