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Stanton, Edwin McMasters (1814-1869) Letter and two telegrams requesting prosecution of Horace Greeley [Decimalized .01-.03]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04452 Author/Creator: Stanton, Edwin McMasters (1814-1869) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Header Record Date: 11 May 1865 - 13 May 1865 Pagination: 3 items

Edwin M. Stanton writes one letter and two telegrams to Edwards Pierrepont asking him to prosecute Horace Greeley, who Stanton claims has tried to incite others to murder him.

Edwards Pierrepont was a judge and lawyer appointed by Lincoln to try the prisoners of state that were confined in the various prisons and forts during the Civil War. He played a role in the prosecution of one of the conspirators against President Lincoln. Afterwards he became Attorney General of the United States.

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