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

To James Speed [1]

Pardon & send to tribe. A. LINCOLN

April 11. 1865


[1]   AES, DNA RG 204, U.S. Pardon Attorney, B 9. Lincoln's endorsement appears on a letter from G. C. Snow, agent for the Seminole Indians, but working among the refugee Indians, Washington, March 24, 1865: ``I beg leave to submit the following statement in relation to Robert P Lombard who is now a prisonerPage  399

at Ft Smith as I am informed under sentence of a Court Martial upon a charge of stealing cattle from the Indian Territory. This man Lombard is a half breed Quawpaw Indian and is my interpreter for said tribe and has a family with said tribe. He is exceedingly useful to the Agent as interpreter, and I do not see how the affairs of the tribe are to be managed without his assistance. . . .''