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

To James Speed [1]

Will the Attorney General please give his opinion in writing on the legal points presented in this paper. A. LINCOLN

Jan. 28. 1865


[1]   AES, DNA GE RG 60, Papers of Attorney General, Segregated Lincoln Material. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a ten-page letter from Governor Andrew G. Curtin, January 25, 1865, protesting the violations of the Enrollment Act of March 3, 1863, by the Provost Marshal General's Office. Too long and involved to summarize or quote adequately, Curtin's letter and Attorney General Speed's opinion may be consulted in the Official Records (III, IV, 1076-80, 1158-61).