Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Ethan A. Hitchcock [1]

Executive Mansion, Washington,
Gen. Hitchcock Dec. 2. 1864.

If you can oblige Mrs. Welles, by effecting a special exchange of Lieut. or Capt. Richard Dinsmore, now in the Poor-House prison at Charleston, I will be greatly obliged Yours truly



[1]   ALS-P, ISLA. Richard Dinsmore, captain of Company E, Thirty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, may have been a relative or friend of Mrs. Gideon Welles (Mary Jane Hale) who was originally from Lewistown, Pennsylvania, the vicinity in which Dinsmore's regiment was recruited.