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Title: Amos T. Akerman to John H. Hunter, 31 March 1871

Date: March 31, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02097

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March 31, 1871.

Rev. John H. Hunter,

Galveston, Texas.

Sir: I have received your letter of the 19th instant.

The subject of purchasing lands for public uses belongs entirely to Congress, and this Department has no control over it. Therefore I suggest that you lay your views before some member of Congress.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Ackerman,

Attorney General.

purchasing public lands.


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