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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Amos Pillsbury, 14 February 1871

Date: February 14, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01730

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Feb. 14, 1871.

Amos Pillsbury, Esq.

Superintendent Albany Penitentiary,

Albany, New York.


By recent legislation, Congress has placed the Penitentiaries in certain of the Territories under the control of the Department of Justice, and made it the duty of the Attorney General to provide all needful rules and regulations for the government of the same.

That I may be enabled to carry out the intention of Congress properly, I desire to obtain for my information copies of the rules and regulations adopted for the management of the prison under your control—and I will be gratified if you can make it convenient to furnish me with them at an early day.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

certain documents, requested.


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