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Title: Amos T. Akerman to T. W. Osborne, 20 December 1871

Date: December 20, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: nar.03566

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Dec. 20, 1871.

Hon. T. W. Osborne,

U.S. Senate.


Your letter of the 16th instant, containing an extract from one of Governor Reed to you, has been received.

I would promptly send the detective requested by the Governor, if I had the means; but the detective fund under the control of this Department is exhausted. Should it be replenished by any action of Congress, I shall take great pleasure, if in office at the time, in spending some of it for the detection of crime in Florida.

And I beg you in that case, as a precaution against any slip in my memory, to remind me of this promise.

Very respectfully, &c.

A. T. Akerman,

Attorney General.

detective in Fla.


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