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

Order Concerning Mr. Garton [1]

Executive Mansion,
Washington, September 23, 1862

Mr. Garton is represented to me by good authority to have done valuable service for the Government, and to have made many sacrifices. I think his account is a very reasonable one and ought to be paid. Let no merely technical objection stand in the way of the payment. A. LINCOLN


[1]   DS, IHi. This document is in Nicolzy's handwriting except for the last sentence and signature in Lincoln's autograph. Mr. Garton has not been identified.