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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Howard, Jacob M. 'Jacob M. Howard to William H. Herndon' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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nor in any way Communicated to them. Atty Gen'l Speed [1] informed me in June 1865 that on seeing Gen'l Weitzel's order issued under this letter, he at once repaired to the President's house & remonstrated very plainly & earnestly with him against it and that Mr Lincoln with his usual patience and bonhommie said to him "Go ahead Speed." After Speed's explanation and argument Mr L. frankly admitted that the order would not do and must be revoked.

Very truly Yours
J. M. Howard

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Howard, Jacob M. 'Jacob M. Howard to William H. Herndon' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon410b.html
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