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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Columbus Delano, 3 November 1871

Date: November 3, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03438

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Nov. 3, 1871.

Hon. Columbus Delano,

Secretary of the Interior


I have the honor to transmit the copy of a letter dated Oct. 9, 1871, from Mr. Ashenfelter, U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, suggesting the necessity of a law affixing a penalty for purchasing cattle from persons unlawfully trading with Indians.

As this subject especially appertains to your Department, I submit the suggestions of Mr. Ashenfelter to your consideration

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

illicit Indian trade question
N. M.


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