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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Hamilton Fish, 1 August 1871

Date: August 1, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03245

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August 1, 1871.

Hon. Hamilton Fish,

Secretary of State.


In accordance with the communication in your letter of the 29th ult., I authorize the allowance of a salary of Fifteen hundred dollars ($1500) a year, for a third translator from the appropriation for expenses in defending claims against the United States before the Joint Commission under the convention with Mexico.

The translator whose compensation is thus authorized may be selected by yourself, or, if you prefer, by Mr. Ashton.

Very respectfully, &c. &c.

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

assenting to appt. of certain translator, &c.


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