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

Pass for Mrs. Mary A. Stevens [1]

Allow this lady, Mrs. Stevenss, [2] to pass our lines, with ordinary baggage only, and go to Houston, Texas. A. LINCOLN

Nov. 14. 1864.

Annotation

[1]   ADS, The Rosenbach Company, Philadelphia and New York. A letter from Andrew Johnson, October 31, 1864, accompanies this pass, and introduces Mrs. Mary A. Stevens: ``I am fully satisfied of her loyalty to the Gov't, and personally know that, when residing at Lexington, Ky., she manifested the same in the kindness and hospitality she was pleased to extend to Union Refugees of East Tennessee driven over the mountains into the state of Kentucky.''

[2]   LINCOLN first wrote ``Stevenson,'' then erased the last two letters and added ``s,'' making the name inaccurate as ``Stevenss.''