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Title: Amos T. Akerman to William Penn Clark, 28 November 1871

Date: November 28, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02628

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Nov. 28, 1871.

Wm. Penn. Clark, Esq.

No. 525 13th street, N. W.

Washington, D. C.


In answer to your letters of August 3d and Nov. 25th, 1871, I have to say that the papers transmitted in the case of John Murphy, alias Matthew Lauman, for whom a pardon is asked for the offence of passing counterfeit money, do not show such facts as justify me in recommending to the President a remission of the sentence.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

pardon declined


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