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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Hamilton Fish, 25 February 1871

Date: February 25, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02925

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Feb. 25, 1871.

Hon. Hamilton Fish,

Secretary of State.


In answer to yours of the 23d instant, making inquiries in the case against William Barry, charged with the murder of Capt. Spear, in Dakota Territory, I have the honor to transmit to you a copy of a letter from Warren Cowles, Esq. U.S. Attorney for that Territory, dated December 10, 1870.

Having been absent at the time of your correspondence on this subject with this Department in October last, I did not know that you took an interest in the matter; otherwise, I should have transmitted to you a copy of Mr. Cowles's letter, as soon as it was received.

If you wish a report of the evidence and charge of the court, I will call upon the District Attorney to furnish them.

Very respectfully, &c.

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

Case of Wm. Barry.
see Ins. B'k B. p. 343


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