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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Isham Reavis, 29 April 1871

Date: April 29, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01848

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April 29, 1871.

Hon. Isham Reavis,

Associate Justice, &c.

Arizona City, Arizona Terr.


Your letter of March 16, 1871, requesting leave of absence, with the accompanying certificate from Dr. Mix, was not received by me until today. I regret that I cannot grant the leave of absence which you desire. The reason will appear from the Executive Order, of which I send you a copy. Though according to all information which I have received upon the subject, your services as a Judge are valuable to your Territory, yet if your health requires so long an absence, as you request, I think that you should vacate the office.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

leave declined


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