President Does Justice

June 14, 1862

President Lincoln directs Attorney General Edward Bates to remit a $20 fine levied against Washington restaurant owner Herman Kirchner for sending brandy to wounded soldier in a neighboring house.  As usual, the president advises Bates to act if he believes the president has legal power to act.

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