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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Samuel Merrill, 27 August 1871

Date: August 27, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02439

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Aug. 27 ?8 6, 1871.

To His Excellency Samuel Merrill,

Des Moines, Iowa.


The case of John Pierce, brought to my notice by your letter of the 23d inst. shall receive immediate investigation. I do not understand why the man should have been confined in jail six months after his sentence, and before delivery at the Penitentiary; and I shall seek an explanation from the officers of the Territory of Wyoming.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

John Pierce


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