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

Annotation

[1]   ADS-F, Franklin W. Smith, The Conspiracy in the U.S. Navy Department. . . . (1890), p. 56; ADf, DLC-RTL. The order as printed here was considerably revised from the wording in the autograph draft. See Lincoln to Welles, January 26, supra. Franklin W. Smith's account of the injustice of his trial and Senator Charles Sumner's account (Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and Letters of Charles Sumner, IV, 232-33) give one side of this case. Gideon Welles' Diary, March 18, 1865, and passim, gives the other.