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

To Edwin M. Stanton [1]

Will the Sec. of War please see & hear the bearer & do as well for those he represents as we have heretofore done for ``Friends''?

Feb. 11. 1865. A. LINCOLN


[1]   AES, NHi. Lincoln's endorsement appears on a letter from Oliver L. Davis, Danville, Illinois, January 30, 1865, introducing Jonah M. Davis of Ridge Farm, who is ``on his way to Washington to obtain, if possible, some relief for the Society of Friends of Ellwood Township. The township is unable to raise sufficient funds, without the aid of the `Friends' to obtain volunteers to fill their quota, and the `Friends' are not only conscientiously opposed to bearing arms, but they are opposed to voluntarily furnishing money to pay others . . .''