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

Order Concerning Edward W. Kinsley [1]

To All Officers of the Army of the Potomac:

You will allow the bearer, Mr. Edward W. Kinsley, to pass inside our lines at whatever time he may choose and at any point he may desire, and officers will see that he has proper escort.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

Annotation

[1]   Bowdoin S. Parker, History of Edward W. Kinsley Post No. 113, Department of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the Republic . . . (Norwood, Massachusetts, 1913), p. 144. This order is without date in the source, but the time is indicated as the latter part of the war, when Kinsley, a Boston merchant, was the confidential agent of Governor John A. Andrew.