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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Charles M. Elleard, 11 March 1871

Date: March 11, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01779

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March 11, 1871.

Mr. Charles M. Elleard,

St. Louis, Missouri.


Your letter of the 25th ultimo, requesting a direction to the U. S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri to enter a nolle prosequi in a criminal case pending in his District against James Neal, yourself, and others, has been carefully considered.

I do not feel at liberty to give to the District Attorney such a direction as you desire.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

official action declined
See Ins. B'k. B. p 95.


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