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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863
|Abraham Lincoln to D. M. Leatherman regarding a claim on the land of a Confederate soldier
|3 September 1863
|Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
|Leatherman, D. M.
|Responding to a claim upon land in Memphis, Tenn., owned by a man in the rebel service. Lincoln writes in part: "The Impropriety of bringing such cases to me is obvious to any one who will consider that I could not properly act on any case without understanding it, and that I have neither the means nor time to obtain such understanding."
|Civil War Military History Confederate States of America Union Forces President Land Transaction
|Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Leatherman, D. M. (fl. 1863)
|The American Civil War; Law; The Presidency
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|Notes: Printed in Basler 6:431.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945