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Title: Amos T. Akerman to George S. Boutwell, 6 November 1871

Date: November 6, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03449

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Nov. 6, 1871.

Hon. Geo. S. Boutwell,

Secretary of the Treasury.


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 2d inst. enclosing the copy of a petition to the Supreme Court of the United States for mandamus against you, upon the application of the State of Kentucky, and requesting that I would appear in your behalf in said proceeding—and to say in reply that I will appear in your behalf, and resist the granting of the order.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

will appear for Sec. of Treas.


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