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Exhibit 1. Davis to Lincoln, July 1, 1864

Bloomington, Ill

July 1, 1864

My Dear Sir,

The govt I think must have acted on wrong information.

I wrote to Mr. Hay that if I could get the necessary correct information concerning the matter of W either for bringing it to the President myself or do it in confirmation with Judge Treat, as might be deemed most advisable.

I go to Chicago on the sixth of July and shall be there through the month.

Your friend,

D. Davis