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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Thomas J. Almy, 15 April 1871

Date: April 15, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01823

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April 15, 1871.

Mr. Thomas J. Almy,

Salt Lake City,

Utah Terr.


In answer to yours of the 8th instant, I have to say that your complaints seem to be two: first, that the law is not right—second, that existing law is not rightly administered.

Under the first head, your application for the correction of the supposed evil should be to Congress. Under the latter head, I have no power, except that of recommending to the President a change of the Territorial Judiciary, when that Judiciary proves unfaithful. Without strong evidence, I should not feel at liberty to make such a recommendation, especially upon charges so vague as those which you make.

Very respectfully, &c,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

Certain complaints of T. J. Almy, Utah


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