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Title: Amos T. Akerman to L. Cass Carpenter, 8 November 1871

Date: November 8, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02566

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Nov. 8, 1871.

L. Cass Carpenter, Esq.

Columbus, S. C.


I have received your letter of the 2d instant. It is not usual to allow letters on the subject of appointments to office to be taken from the files of this Department. In this instance no harm will come from your letter recommending Mr. Hoge. While in South Carolina a few weeks ago, I became satisfied that a change in the Marshalship was not desirable at present, inasmuch as the present marshal is performing his duty with great energy—and I so informed Mr. Hoge—who assured me that he concurred with me in thinking that the present efficiency of Mr. Johnson rendered any change inexpedient.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney Gen'l.

S. C. Marshalship


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