ADS, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Mother House, Nazareth, Kentucky. Accompanying Lincoln's small card in the Nazareth Archives is the following letter from Senator Lazarus W. Powell, January 17, 1865: ``I received your letter of the 9th inst., two days ago. I called on the president this morning and presented your case for his consideration. He promptly gave me a safe-guard which I enclose herewith; it will protect you from further depredations. It affords me pleasure to serve you in this matter. If I can serve you further, command me.''
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