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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Columbus Delano, 16 August 1871

Date: August 16, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03275

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Aug. 16, 1871.

Hon. C. Delano,

Secretary of the Interior.


On the 11th instant, I received from you the copy of a letter to yourself from the Hon. Wm. Lawrence, asserting the claim of certain settlers upon the Osage ceded lands in Kansas against the supposed title of certain railroad companies.

As you do not request an opinion upon any of the questions suggested by this communication, I merely acknowledge the receipt of it, not conceiving that any further action will be necessary, unless Mr. Lawrence shall succeed in convincing you and me of the incorrectness of our previous views upon the subject.

Very respectfully, &c.

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General

disputed land title in Kansas


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