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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Leander Holmes, 18 December 1871

Date: December 18, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02263

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Dec. 18, 1871.

Leander Holmes, Esq.

U. S. Attorney.

Vancouver, Washington Terr.


Your letter of the 28th ult. is received.

If it should appear that the only real objection to you is that you prosecute offenders without regard to their political relations, I shall certainly not favor your removal. Political friends have no greater right to break the law than political foes.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General

answer to charges
see p. 94 ante


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