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Title: A.T Akerman to William W. Belknap, 9 November 1871

Date: November 9, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03459

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Nov. 9, 1871.

Hon. Wm. W. Belknap,

Secretary of War.


In answer to your letter of the 4th instant, transmitting the papers in relation to Capt. Charles Bentzoni, 25th U.S. Infantry, for payment of Attorney's fees incurred in defending him in a suit for acts done in the line of military duty, I have the honor to say that with some misgivings as to the technical regularity of the proceedings, I will yet make the effort to do justice in the matter by directing the payment of the accounts, out of the judiciary fund.

Very respectfully, &c.

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

bill for Capt. Bentzoni's defence.


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