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Title: Amos T. Akerman to George M. Robeson, 16 December 1871

Date: December 16, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03553

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Dec. 16, 1871.

Hon. Geo. M. Robeson,

Secretary of the Navy.

Dear Sir:

I enclose a letter from Mr. J. S. Bean, a very respectable citizen of Augusta, Georgia, soliciting a naval cadetship for his son, Thomas S. Bean. I suppose there is no opening for the lad; but if there should be any I commend him to your favorable consideration.

I know something of the family, and believe that they are well disposed politically—though perhaps not very avowedly, (for prudential reasons;) and that they are intelligent, cultivated, and moral people; originally from the North—but of a residence in Georgia long enough to be identified with that State.

Very respectfully,

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

Thos. S. Bean


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