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Title: Amos T. Akerman to John A. Minnis, 9 November 1871

Date: November 9, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02135

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Nov. 9, 1871.

John A. Minnis Esq.

U.S. Attorney,

Montgomery, Ala.


On account of absence I have not before answered your letter dated Aug 3d, 1871,—which is probably a mistake for September—in relation to your fee in the case of the Selma and Meridian Railroad; and also in the case of the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad.

Will you write a brief and succinct statement of your services in each case—of the result of each case—and of the present condition of the suits, if they are undetermined—and enclose the statements of one or two respectable lawyers of Alabama, as to what would be considered there a reasonable fee for such services,—and also give your own judgment upon that point.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

certain fee acc't's


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