"I'll keep them in prison awhile ...": Abraham Lincoln and David Davis on Civil Liberties in WartimeSkip other details (including permanent urls, DOI, citation information)
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Exhibit 3. Davis to Lincoln, July 5, 1864
This abstract of the Coles County case has been sent to me by Mr. Hay & I enclose it to the President.
It is I think correct. It was received since my letter to the President on the subject.
I have nothing to add to my letter of this date except that I am strengthened in the opinion that the prisoners should have been turned over to the state authorities.
July 5, 1864