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

Order [1]

Let these boots go through to Richmond immediately, as directed.

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   New York Sun, February 12, 1934. According to the newspaper article, Lincoln wrote this order on a small card at the request of Green Clay Smith for Mrs. Lindsey Hamilton, whose brother, a Confederate soldier wounded in the ankle, needed the specially made boots to prevent his becoming a permanent cripple.