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Title: Amos T. Akerman to William H. Patterson, 2 June 1871

Date: June 2, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02002

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June 2, 1871.

William H. Patterson, Esq.

San Francisco, Cal.


At the request of the Hon. George C. Gorham, you are hereby employed as a special assistant to the District Attorney of the United States for California, in the civil suit brought, or to be brought, by the United States against Lucien Curtis for money alleged to have been collected by him in the Internal Revenue service, and not properly accounted for.

It is understood that this employment will not be at the expense of the United States, and is to have effect only in the event that the District Attorney of California shall not object thereto.

You will take the oath required by law of District Attorneys, and transmit a copy of the same to this office.

Very respectfully, &c.

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

retainer as Ass't to U. S. Att'y California
Ins Book 'B' p.206, 195, 151.-


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