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

To George H. Gordon [1]

Brig. Gen. G. H. Gordon Executive Mansion,
Norfolk, Va. Washington, April 11. 1865

Send to me at once a full statement as to the cause or causes for which, and by authority of what tribunal, George W. Lane, [2] Charles Whitlock, Ezra Baker, J. M. Renshaw, & others, are restrained of their liberty. Do this promptly & fully.

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 384. On March 31, Charles Whitlock and Ezra Baker and associates petitioned Lincoln for return of goods seized by military authorities, release from arrest, and trial before a civil tribunal (Private and Official Correspondence of Benjamin F. Butler, V, 589 ff.). No reply from Gordon has been found.

[2]   See Lincoln to Ord, March 20, supra.