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Title: Amos T. Akerman to J. Hubley Ashton, 4 February 1871

Date: February 4, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01686

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Feb. 4, 1871.

J. Hubley Ashton, Esq.

U. S. and Mexican Claims Commission,

Washington, D. C.


The Secretary of State has transmitted to me a copy of your letter to him of the 26th ult., asking for copies of such papers as may be found in this office, touching the claim of Thomas Marin against the United States.

After careful search, no papers have been found in this office, pertaining to the subject. I suggest that it is possible that the papers which were in the hands of the Attorney General when he prepared his opinion of July 8, 1860, (IX Opinions p. 455,) at the call of the President, were returned to the President at the time.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

papers in Thomas Marin claim case.


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