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Title: Amos T. Akerman to James B. Belford, 25 May 1871

Date: May 25, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.01984

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May 25, 1871.

Hon. James B. Belford.

Associate Justice,

Central City, Colorado.


I have received your letter of the 16th instant, requesting leave of absence for six weeks, commencing July 1st.

The stringent Executive Order of March 31, 1871, (which is in entire concurrence with my own views of what is proper in such cases,) obliges me to refuse such leaves of absence, except in extraordinary cases. The statements of Mr. Colfax having satisfied me that yours is such a case, the desired leave is granted.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

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