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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Alfred Pleasanton, 2 March 1871

Date: March 2, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02935

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March 2, 1871.

Hon. A. Pleasonton ,

Commissioner Internal Revenue.


I have received your letter of the 25th ultimo, enclosing a letter to you from Charles R. Cornwell, attorney for Harris Webster & Company, in which Mr. Cornwell complains that illegal costs have been paid by his clients to the District Attorney in California,—and requests that such costs may be refunded.

I know no law which authorizes the commissioner of Internal Revenue to refund costs illegally paid to District Attorneys. If there has been an illegal exaction, I presume that Mr. Cornwell can advise his clients how to obtain redress.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

letter from C. R. Cornwell, Attorney, &c.


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