Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 6.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Edward Bates [1]

Let a pardon be granted in this case on the ground that the party was used by the government as a witness, & testified fairly.

June 25, 1863. A. LINCOLN


[1]   AES, DNA RG 204, U.S. Pardon Attorney, A 455. LINCOLN's endorsement is written on a letter from U.S. District Attorney Richard H. Dana, Jr., to lawyer Milton Andros, Boston, June 23, 1863, concerning the pardon application of Samuel P.Skinner, convicted of fitting out a slave ship.