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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Richard Busteed, 27 November 1871

Date: November 27, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02627

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Nov. 27, 1871.

Hon. Richard Busteed,

Montgomery, Ala.


I have received your letter of the 22d instant, and will bear in mind its suggestions.

One formidable objection to employing special counsel for the Government is in the shortness of our appropriations. Congress has given us for the whole judicial expenses of the Government this year several hundred thousand dollars less than was necessarily spent last year, and this too notwithstanding the enactment of criminal laws which have increased the business, and therefore the expenses of the courts.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

question of special Counsel &c Ala.


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