Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 6.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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Appointment of Charles J. Hoyt [1]

August 4, 1863

The within recommendations seem ample; but as they do not allude to the reason of Major Hoyt's rejection by the Senate, they do not cover the whole ground. If any Senator will say to me in writing that he fully understands what caused his rejection, & that things are so changed that he now believes Major Hoyt would be confirmed, I should be disposed to re-nominate him & would do so if the service should then be in need of additional forces in the Pay Master Department. A. LINCOLN.

August 4, 1863.


[1]   Hertz, II, 904. The appointment of Charles J. Hoyt of New York as an additional paymaster was rejected by the Senate on February 27, 1863. Reappointed as of September 29, he again failed of Senate confirmation and resigned April 28, 1864. A letter from Thomas P. May, Louisiana Republican and editor of the New Orleans Times, May 2, 1863, introduced Major Charles J. Hoyt with the following comment: ``I merely wish to state that a loyal Planter of Louisiana heartily endorses him in opposition to malignant secession influences which I believe have been brought to bear against him in order to secure his removal as Paymaster in this Department. . . .'' (DLC-RTL).