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Title: Amos T. Akerman to William F. Turner, 23 February 1871

Date: February 23, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01746

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Feb. 23, 1871.

Hon. Wm. F. Turner,

No. 904 F street,

Washington, D. C.


Your letter of the 14th inst. is received.

Upon examining the papers which you desire to inspect, I find among them a very long document purporting to be your answer to the charges against you, and reciting that you had received a copy of those charges from the Attorney General's Office. This answer is dated March 30, 1870.

Under these circumstances, I am at a loss to see that any good end can be accomplished by a further inspection of the charges—and therefore decline to accede to your request.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

request declined


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