Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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To Gideon Welles [1]

Hon. Secretary of the Navy Executive Mansion
Sir: Washington, Jan. 12. 1865

If it is legally possible, let Frank C. Birney, son of the late Major General Birney, be appointed to the Naval School. Yours truly

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, owned by John O. Needles, Baltimore, Maryland. Frank C. Birney, son of Major General David B. Birney who died on October 18, 1864, entered the Naval Academy in July, 1865, and graduated in June, 1869.