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Title: Amos T. Akerman to W. H. Brownlee, 25 March 1871

Date: March 25, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01796

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March 25, 1871.

W. H. Brownlee, Esq.

Warsaw, Richmond Co. Va.


I regret that the rules of the office, which forbid me to render opinions on legal questions, except on the call of the President, or the Head of a Department, will not allow me to answer as fully as you wish, your letter of the 14th instant.

Your account of your case gives me the impression that the questions arising in it may finally be brought into the Courts of the United States—but for the method of procedure I refer you to your counsel.

Very respectfully, &c.

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

legal advice declined


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