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Title: Amos T. Akerman to J. R. McBride, 25 November 1871

Date: November 25, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02617

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Nov. 25, 1871.

J. R. McBride, Esq.

Boise City, Idaho


Your letter of the 10th instant requesting a direction to the District Attorney of Idaho to continue until the next April term the suit against the sureties of H. W. Maulton, the defaulting Marshal, has been received.

I do not feel at liberty to give the direction which you desire. Since the expiration of the time allowed to Mr. Maulton for a settlement, the 1st of Oct. there has been ample time for service of any process against him, unless he has absconded, which I do not understand to be the case. I do not see therefore that there is any reason for present indulgence to the sureties, on account of that indulgence to their principal.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

declining request to continue &c.


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