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

To Willard P. Hall [1]

Gov. Hall Executive Mansion, Washington,
Jefferson City Mo. Dec. 7, 1864.

Complaint is made to me of the doings of a man at Hannibal, Mo. by the name of Haywood, who, as I am told, has charge of some militia force, and is not in the U.S. service. Please inquire into the matter & correct anything you may find amiss if in your power. A LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 255. Governor Hall forwarded a copy of Lincoln's telegram to General Rosecrans at St. Louis (OR, I, XLI, IV, 799). No further reference to the complaint has been found. Colonel John T. K. Hayward, Thirty-eighth Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia, operated against guerrillas in the area around Hannibal, Missouri.