President Confers with General Lew Wallace Regarding Maryland Emancipation

March 31, 1864

President Lincoln writes Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton regarding Governor Lew Wallace, whom had been summoned from his headquarters in Baltimore: “Gen. Wallace has been with me; and I think he is getting along with the matter we wished to see him for, very satisfactorily. It is a great point, which he seems to be effecting, to get Gov. [August W. Bradford ] & Hon. H. W. D[avis] together. I have told him to be fair, but to give the benefit of all doubts to the emancipationists. Please confer with him, and add any suggestion that may occur to you.”

President Lincoln also writes Stanton regarding a health transfer: “I sincerely wish that something satisfactory to Lt. Col. [Walter] Scates—an old personal friend & most worthy gentleman—may be done for him.”

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