Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Horatio G. Wright [1]

Executive Mansion,
Washington, Oct. 17, 1864.

S. S. Bradford, whose residence is in Culpeper Co. Va, and who is a brother-in-law, of Gen. H. G. Wright, is now on parole not to go South of Philadelphia. If Gen. Wright will request it in writing on this sheet, I will allow Mr. Bradford to go home to Culpeper.

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, RPB. Major General Horatio G. Wright answered on the verso, from Headquarters, Sixth Army Corps, October 24, 1864:

``If my brother-in-law, Mr. S[laughter]. S. Bradford, shall give his parole of honor, in form satisfactory to the government, that he will remain entirely neutral, in word and act, as between the United States and the rebels, till regularly exchanged, I would ask that he be permitted to return to his home near Culpeper C. H. Va---otherwise not.

``Mr Bradford has never, as I believe, taken any active part in the present contest; and more over, I have such confidence in his integrity and sense of honor that I should unhesitatingly rely on his observing, strictly, any obligations he may take upon himself. Hence the above request.''

See Lincoln's pass for Bradford, December 21, infra.