Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Endorsement: Anthony Thornton to Augustus C. French [1]

[c. November 22, 1852]

I assisted in the defence of J. A. L. Crockett; and, of course, heard and noted the evidence; and I concur generally with the statementPage  162 of Mr. Thornton, above. I think him, most clearly, a proper subject of the Executive Clemency. A. LINCOLN---


[1]   AES, I-Ar. Thornton's letter of November 22, 1852, elaborates on the substance of the petition supra. In addition to this endorsement Lincoln has written an explanatory footnote on the second page of Thornton's letter, as follows: ``His [Crockett's] fathers residence is near where the three counties join.'' The file contains several other letters and petitions.