President Releases the Son of Illinois Friend

December 26, 1863

President Lincoln writes old Illinois legal colleague Usher F. Linder that his Confederate son has been release: “Your son Dan. has just left me, with my order to the Sec. of War, to administer to him the oath of allegiance, discharge him & send him to you.”

President Lincoln order Judge Advocate General  Joseph Holt to pursue an inquiry into financial irregularities by Surgeon General William A. Hammond: “Let the Surgeon General be put upon trial by a court, as suggested by the Judge Advocate General.”

President Lincoln proposes to Secretary of the War Edwin M. Stanton that they take a trip to Point Lookout: “Shall we go down the river to-morrow? And if so, at what hour shall we leave the wharf? and which wharf? Mrs. L. & Tad, perhaps would go. I am not at all urgent about it, & would not have you incur the least inconvenience for it. I merely mean now that if we go, the details better be fixed.

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