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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Lewis E. Johnson, 13 November 1871

Date: November 13, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02155

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Nov. 13, 1871.

Lewis E. Johnson, Esq. U. S. Marshal,

Columbia, S. C.


The letter of Wm Magill Fleming, Esq. of Nov. 7th, with your postscript, in relation to the case of Benjamin F. Bates, has been received. The matter has been referred to the District Attorney of South Carolina, with instructions to release Mr. Bates on bail if the statements of Mr. Fleming shall be ascertained to be correct.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

B. F. Bates
S. C.


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