In Whitman's Hand

Scribal Documents

About this Item

Title: Amos T. Akerman to G. Willey Wells, 22 November 1871

Date: November 22, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02190

Source: National Archives and Records Administration. Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, John Schwaninger, Anthony Dreesen, and Nima Najafi Kianfar

page image
image 1

Nov. 22, 1871.

G. Willey Wells, Esq.

U. S. Attorney,

Holly Springs, Miss.


You will enter a nolle prosequi in the second indictment in your District against Gilbert J. Ferriss, and direct his immediate liberation from arrest under that indictment. Such was the wish of the President when he granted a pardon in the case which has been tried, but I believe it has not been communicated to you before.

Very respll'y,

A. T. Akerman, Att'y Gen'l

Ferriss' case


Published Works | In Whitman's Hand | Life & Letters | Commentary | Resources | Pictures & Sound

Support the Archive | About the Archive

Distributed under a Creative Commons License. Matt Cohen, Ed Folsom, & Kenneth M. Price, editors.