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Title: Amos T. Akerman to C. W. Wessen, 1 November 1871

Date: November 1, 1871

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Location: National Archives and Records Administration

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02547

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Nov. 1, 1871.

C. W. Wessen, Esq.

Florence, Ala.


Your letter of the 20th ult. to the Secretary of State has been referred by him to this Department.

I cannot act in the matter unless I have official information that your son was in the line of military duty when he did the act for which he is prosecuted. And this information should come from the War Department. I suggest therefore that you obtain from your son's officers statements of the facts, and cause them to be forwarded to the War Department.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

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