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

To Edwin M. Stanton [1]

Hon. Sec. of War. Executive Mansion,
Dear Sir Washington, Feb. [7?], 1865.

Complaint is made to me that our recruiting officers at, and in vicinity of of [sic] Mayville, Ky. are forcing negroes into the service. Please enquire into this & stop it if true. Yours truly



[1]   ALS, owned by Joseph L. Block, Chicago, Illinois. The date is supplied on the basis of Lincoln's telegram to Glenn, supra. No reply from Stanton has been found.