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

Endorsement Concerning Charles T. Dorsett [1]

March 18, 1865

Mr. Dorset, the father, says he already has two substitutes in the army, that he yet has three unmarried sons subject to draft, whoPage  364 will not shrink, and that he has still another son a prisoner among the rebels. He asks that this married son, now drafted, may be discharged. Let it be done. A. LINCOLN

March 18, 1865


[1]   Thomas F. Madigan, A Catalogue of Lincolniana (1929), p. 34. According to the source, this autograph endorsement appears on the back of a two-page letter. AGO Special Orders No. 133, March 18, 1865, directed the discharge of ``Private Charles T. Dorsett, a drafted man from the District of Columbia, now supposed to be at the Headquarters of that District . . . upon the receipt of this Order. . . .''