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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Robert Ray, 24 November 1871

Date: November 24, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02615

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Nov. 24, 1871.

Robert Ray, Esq.

Monroe, La.


I have received your letter of the 13th instant, on the subject of a new District in Louisiana.

In my judgement, the judicial force of the United States can be advantageously increased in the South; and I shall lose no opportunity for pressing the matter upon the attention of Members of Congress.

I am not quite certain whether a recommendation on the subject would be proper in my official report, but if satisfied that it would, I shall not hesitate to make it.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

question of new Judicial Dist. La.


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