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Title: Amos T. Akerman to John A. Minnis, 28 November 1871

Date: November 28, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02204

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Nov. 28. 1871,

John A. Minnis, Esq., U.S. Attorney,

Montgomery, Ala.


I have received yours of the 23d instant, enclosing a copy of Judge Busteed's charge.

What is your impression of the extent of the Ku Klux organization in Northern Alabama, and also in the Middle District? Will you give me your opinion upon the desireableness of associate counsel for the Government in the prosecution of those cases? Will you also inform me for what compensation such assistance could probably be obtained? and also indicate the individual whom you would prefer—or, at least, several, out of whom a selection could be made in each District? I am not at all certain that I shall be able to engage the assistance, even if it should be found desirable, because our funds are very limited. Yet this information may be valuable to me, in case it should become possible to aid you in that way.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

Ku Klux &c. Ala.


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