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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Presidential note to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton asking that Charles F. Johnson be paroled].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00206.01 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph note signed Date: 01 July 1862 Pagination: 1 note ; 20 x 16 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00206.01 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph note signed Date: 01 July 1862 Pagination: 1 note ; 20 x 16 cm.

Summary of Content: Note from Abraham Lincoln asking that Charles F. Johnson be given parole in Cleveland. Johnson is unidentified, but presumably from Senator Lazarus W. Powell's state, Kentucky. Accompanied by photograph (GLC00206.02) of Lincoln and Tad, reading (with tax stamp on back). Printed Basler 5: 300, quoting Parke-Bernet catalog 905 of 1947.

Background Information: Notes: Basler 5: 300, basing the text on a Parke-Bernet catalog. Basler notes that "Johnson has not been further identified, but he was presumably from Senator Lazarus W. Powell's state, Kentucky."

Full Transcript: Sec. of War please oblige Senator Powell, by giving the limits of Cleveland to Charles F. Johnson; on his parole. The Senator pledging me that the [2] parole will not be ...violated. He is a prisoner now at, or near Sandusky.
A. Lincoln
July 1. 1862














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People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869
Powell, L. W. (Lazarus Whitehead)., 1812-1867
Johnson, Charles F., fl. 1862

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PresidentCivil WarMilitary HistoryPrisoner of WarConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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