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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Samuel Merrill, 11 March 1871

Date: March 11, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01777

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March 11, 1871.

To his Excellency Samuel Merrill,

Governor of Iowa,

Des Moines, Iowa.


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 1st instant, inquiring as to the title of property known as the Hot Springs of Arkansas.

On the 11th day of June Past, an Act was passed by Congress, which you will find on page 149, U. S. Stat. vol. 16. Certain parties have brought suit in the Court of Claims, as authorized by that Act, and an answer has been put in on the part of the United States,— and the case thus stands upon the docket of that Court, to be disposed of in its order.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

title to "Hot Springs" Ark.


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