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Title: Amos T. Akerman to John P. Lothrop, 11 September 1871

Date: September 11, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02464

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Sept. 11, 1871.

John P. Lothrop, Esq.

Second Auditor's Office,

Washington, D. C.


Your letter of the 16th ultimo asks for my opinion whether the keeper of the harbor Light House at Hyannis, Mass., is entitled to vote at elections in that State.

As the question is one exclusively for the cognizance of the Courts, and no practical end can be answered by an opinion from this Department, I think it inexpedient to give the opinion which you desire.

The letter from Mr. Buffington is returned.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

opinion declined


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