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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Henry Grebe, 2 August 1871

Date: August 2, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02390

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Aug. 2, 1871.

Mr. Henry Grebe,

Omaha, Nebraska.


I have received your letter of the 26th ultimo, enclosing an acc't against the United States of $205, for alleged expenses in the arrest of W. J. Stevens and others charged with counterfeiting.

Your letter does not state whether the service was rendered at the instance of any Department or officer of the United States, or whether the arrests were made under any process from U. S. Courts.

As at present advised I do not know of any authority for paying your account. But desirous to indemnify you for any expenses incurred in serving the United States, if there is a law to authorize it, I shall be glad to have from you such information as you may be able to give, upon the points above suggested.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

certain acc't ag't U. S.


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