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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Drury Thompson, 31 March 1871

Date: March 31, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02098

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March 31, 1871.

Mr. Drury Thompson,

Mobile, Ala.


The President has referred to me your letter to him of the 15th instant requesting a removal of your disabilities.

The power to remove disabilities imposed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution is in Congress, and not in the President. I therefore suggest that you send your application to some member of Congress.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

removing disabilities


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