President Lincoln Advocates for Women Workers

July 27, 1864

President Lincoln writes Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton: “I known not how much is within the legal power of the government in this case; but it is certainly true in equity, that the laboring women in our employment, should be paid at the least as much as they were at the beginning of the war. Will the Secretary of War please have the case fully examined, and so much relief given as can be consistently with the law and the public service.”

President Lincoln writes Tennessee Governor Andrew Johnson: “Yours in relation to Gen. A. C. Gillam just received. Will look after the matter to-day [regarding the delay in his nomination as brigadier general by the Senate].. I also received yours about Gen. Carl Schurz. I appreciate him certainly as highly as you do; but you can never know until you have the trial, how difficult it is to find a place for an officer of so high rank, when there is no place seeking him.”

President Lincoln writes General David Hunter regarding the Shenandoah Valley: “Please send any recent news you have—particularly as to movements of the enemy.” President Lincoln is considering replacing Hunter.

President Lincoln orders By virtue of the authority vested in the President of the United States, by the sixth section of an act entitled “an act to amend an act entitled `an act to aid in the construction of a Rail road and Telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the Government the use of the same for postal, military and other purposes’ Richard W. Thompson, of Indiana, is hereby appointed a Commissioner, to examine the road or roads authorized by said acts to be constructed by the “Union Pacific Rail road Company,” and the `Union Pacific Rail road Company, Eastern division,’ and make report to him in relation thereto as contemplated and specified by said acts.”

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