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Title: Amos T. Akerman to John Angel James Creswell, 11 March 1871

Date: March 11, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.02950

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March 11, 1871.

Hon. J. A. J. Creswell

Postmaster General.


I have received from Mr. Cochran, Superintendent of mail depredations, under date of the 10th instant, a communication referring to this office, the account of a physician in California for medical attendance upon a U.S. prisoner who attempted to commit suicide. It seems to have been sent to the Post Office Department because the prisoner was under arrest for violation of the post-office laws.

The custom, in such cases, is for the Marshal in whose custody the prisoner is at the time the service is rendered, to pay all reasonable charges for medical attendance, and include the same in his account with the Government. I shall therefore send the account of Dr. Curtiss to the Marshal of California for disposition in the usual way.

Very respectfully, &c.

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

Acct of certain Physician Cal.
see Ins. B'k B. p 345.


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