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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Noah Davis, 22 November 1871

Date: November 22, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02192

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Nov. 22, 1871.

Hon. Noah Davis,

U. S. Attorney,

New York.


In the case of William O. C. Ryan who has been indicted in your District for a violation of the Neutrality Laws, there was a Report that he was rescued from the custody of the Marshal. It is since reported that he has since appeared openly in New York and has delivered public lectures there.

Will you inform one whether he has ever been arrested since his rescue—and whether the parties concerned in the rescue have been prosecuted?

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

W. O. C. Ryan
N. Y.


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