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Title: Amos T. Akerman to William W. Belknap, 23 November 1871

Date: November 23, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03486

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Nov. 23, 1871.

Hon. Wm. W. Belknap,

Secretary of War.


I herewith transmit the copy of a part of a letter received at this Department from Mr. Corbin, the U.S. Attorney for South Carolina, suggesting the importance of the presence of Major Merrill at Columbia, during the trial of the cases under the Enforcement Law—and I respectfully request that if consistent with the rules of the military service, a direction may be given for the presence of Major Merrill at Columbia on that occasion.

Very respectfully, &c.

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

Major Merrill's presence requested


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