[1]   Copy preserved in the file of Cotton Case No. 562, U.S. Court, Southern District of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois. Fergus Peniston and William S. Pike were claimants for 956 bales of cotton taken by the U.S. Navy on the Ouachita expedition, about April, 1864. Lincoln's original order has not been found. See Lincoln's order of January 4, supra.

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