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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Rufus B. Bullock, 31 March 1871

Date: March 31, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01803

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March 31, 1871.

His Excellency R. B. Bullock,

Governor of Georgia.


I send you a copy of a statement of Mr. Wm. T. Howell, formerly special agent of the Post office Department, in Georgia, in reference to a pardon which has been solicited for George P. Ashburn.—You will see that Mr. Howell states that Ashburn has been ill-treated by the keepers who have him in charge in the Georgia Penitentiary, on account of his political principles.

Though I have not felt at liberty to recommend the pardon of Ashburn, I feel bound to bring to your notice such a statement as is thus incidentally made; because I know that you will be disposed to protect this young man against any imposition from his keepers.

Very respectfully, &c,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

case of U. S. prisoner G. P. Ashburn Geo.


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