President Lincoln Deals with Minor Matters

May 20, 1864

Presidential aide John G. Nicolay writes James R. Gilmore: “This morning I gave to the President the copy of ‘Harper’ which you left with me. He said he should take pleasure in looking over your article.

In answer to your question he asked me to write to you that he thinks the publication talked of had on the whole better not be made.

“I forward herewith a letter for you addressed to my care, which arrived last night.”

President Lincoln orders: “No person engaged in trade, and proceeding in strict accordance with the published Regulations of the Treasury Department, upon that subject, and promulgated according to the Regulation numbered LVI, and being the last on page 6, to the left opposite this, shall be hindered or delayed therein, by the Army or Navy, or any person or persons connected therewith.”

President Lincoln replies to Missourian Felix Schmedding: “The pleasure of attending your [Mississippi Valley Sanitary] fair is not within my power.”

President Lincoln makes a note: “Thomas E. Morris of New-Jersey calls and asks that his son, Josiah W. Morris, born Aug. 17. 1844, be appointed a Cadet. He entered the Anderson Troupe, now 15th. Penn. Cavalry — in Sep. 1862, where he has remained and still is, and is one of the boys recommended by Gen. Rosecrans for West-Point.”

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