President Wants His Son’s Revolver Taken Away

June 9, 1863

President Lincoln writes New Hampshire Senator  John P. Hale: “I believe it was upon your recommendation that B. B. Bunker was appointed Attorney for Nevada Territory. I am pressed to remove him on the ground that he does not attend to the office, nor, in fact, pass much time in the territory. Do you wish to say anything on the subject?”

President Lincoln writes his wife  Mary Lincoln, who is in Philadelphia with their youngest son: “Think you better put `Tad’s’ pistol away. I had an ugly dream about him.”  Tad was fascinated with all things military.

President Lincoln writes General Joseph Hooker: “I am told there are fifty incendiary shells here at the Arsenal made to fit the 100 pdr. Parrott Gun now with you. If this be true, would you like to have the Shells sent to you?”

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