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Title: Amos T. Akerman to Hamilton Fish, 18 December 1871

Date: December 18, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03558

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Dec. 18, 1871.

Hon. Hamilton Fish,

Secretary of State.


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 13th instant, inclosing the copy of a note to you from Mr. Pallacio, Chargé d' Affaires of Mexico relative to acts of violence on inhabitants of that Republic by persons from the United States.

The information given by Mr. Pallacio is not sufficient to enable me to determine whether it is probable that the Neutrality Laws of the United States have been violated by the parties whom he indicates.

I have directed the District Attorney of Arizona to inquire into the facts, and if he shall discover that there has been any violation of said laws, to institute a prosecution against the offending parties.

Very respectfully, &c.

A. T. Akerman, Attorney Gen'l.

Mexican border matters


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