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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Caroline L. Miller, 10 November 1871

Date: November 10, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02579

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Nov. 10, 1871.

Mrs. Caroline L. Miller,

Charleston, S. C.


I have received yours of the 29th ultimo, forwarded from Yorkville. While you have my warmest sympathy, I do not feel that it would be proper official action for me to arrest the prosecution against your son. I cannot suppose that he will be convicted in New York, unless he shall be proved to be guilty, and in that case I know no reason why he should not suffer the penalty.

Hoping for your sake, as well as his own, that the investigation will show him to be innocent,

I am, yours respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

Case of Miller


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