AES, ORB. Lincoln's endorsement appears on a letter from Salmon P. Chase, February 26, 1865: ``William H Stabler, of Maryland, a member of the Society of friends intercedes for the release of the son of Walter W. Bowie a planter ofPage 323
Prince George's County. Young Bowie has been in the rebel service; and is now a prisoner in the old Capitol; but willing to take the oath. His father was one of my scholars when I taught school here. If possible I hope his son may be released.'' No reply or further reference has been found.
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