Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Major Genl. Pope. Executive Mansion
St. Louis, Mo. Washington, Feb. 14. 1865

Yours of yesterday about Provost-Marshal system, received. As part of the same subject let me say I am now pressed in regard to a pending assessment in St. Louis County. Please examine & satisfy yourself whether this assessment should proceed or be abandoned, and if you decide that it is to proceed, please examine as to the propriety of its application to a gentleman by the name of Charles McLaran. A. LINCOLN

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