President Lincoln Promotes Reconstruction of Tennessee

January 15, 1864

President Lincoln writes to Tennessee Governor Andrew Johnson: “I send by Judge John S. Brien a blank book and some other blanks to facilitate the taking oath of Dec. 8.  He will verbally explain the mode of using them.  He particularly wishes to have Mr. Benjamin C. Robertson to take the oath.  I hope you may find Judge Brien useful, in carrying forward the work generally.  I assume that anyone in military commission may administer the oaths.”

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