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Title: Amos T. Akerman to John Angel James Creswell, 8 February 1871

Date: February 8, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01700

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Feb. 8, 1871.

Hon. J. A.J. Creswell,

Postmaster General.


I enclose a copy of a letter from Lucius J. Gartrell, Esq. Attorney for Thomas G. Simms, who is defendant in a suit and an indictment in the District Court of the Northern District of Georgia, for Criminal defalcation as Postmaster at Atlanta.

Unless I should learn that the contrary is your wish, I shall inform Mr. Gartrell that I know no

reason for interfering with the regular course of law either in the civil or criminal case.

Very respectfully, &c

A. T. Akerman

Attorney General

case of Post office crime


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