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Title: Amos T. Akerman to J. Brown, 2 March 1871

Date: March 2, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01758

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March 2, 1871.

J. Brown, Esq.

Atlanta, Geo.


I have received yours of the 25th ultimo, in relation to alleged trespass of Capt. Blacker, a revenue officer, upon the person and property of Mr. Bolding, and asking my advice.

I am not at liberty to give official advice to private parties. I will, however, suggest that if the law of the State has been violated by any persons professing to act under the authority of the United States, proceedings against them can be instituted in the State Courts. I will add that if you will transmit to me statements of misconduct by any United States officer in Georgia sufficiently circumstantial, and properly verified, I will

complaint in Georgia


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