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Title: Amos T. Akerman to John W. Kingman, 22 April 1871

Date: April 22, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01834

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April 22, 1871.

Hon. John W. Kingman,

Associate Justice,

Cheyenne, Wyoming Terr.

My dear Sir:

I have received yours of the 18th instant.

I remember you well as a schoolfellow at Exeter, and although I cannot be governed in official action by any such considerations, it will give me great pleasure if things so turn out that I can gratify an early friend consistently with official duty.

I shall be pleased to hear from you, and to learn how the world has gone with you since we parted at our old nursery, Exeter. I have occasionally heard of you, but never have met you. Thirty-one years must have accumulated large experience for you, as the same period has for me, and I shall always take pleasure in hearing from you, and in seeing you, if you come where I happen to be.

Very truly,

A. T. Akerman.

letter answered


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