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Title: Amos T. Akerman to James McAndrew, 23 February 1871

Date: February 23, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01747

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Feb. 23, 1871.

Mr. James McAndrew,

Augusta, Geo.


I have received your letter of the 10th instant.

I know of no appropriation out of which such claims as your can be paid. Certainly there is none under the control of the Attorney General. The question has often been discussed in Congress whether the Government should pay such claims—and until Congress shall authorize the payment of them they must remain unpaid.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

no fund to pay, &c.


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