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Title: Amos T. Akerman to D. T. Corbin, 6 December 1871

Date: December 6, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02223

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Dec. 6, 1871.

D. T. Corbin, Esq. U.S. Attorney,

Columbia, S. C.


Certain citizens of Cleaveland County, N. C., represent, by a memorial addressed to the Governor of that State, and by him referred to the President, that one Allen Bettis, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners of that county, has been arrested by U.S. soldiers, and confined in jail at Yorkville, South Carolina.

If you have any information on this subject, will you state what are the facts—what are the charges against said Bettis—and what disposition shall have been made of his case by the time that you report?

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

Case in N. C.


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