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Collection Reference Number GLC06788
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863 
Title Abraham Lincoln to D. M. Leatherman regarding a claim on the land of a Confederate soldier
Date 3 September 1863
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Leatherman, D. M.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Confederate States of America  Union Forces  President  Land Transaction  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  Leatherman, D. M. (fl. 1863)  
Place written Washington
Theme The American Civil War; Law; The Presidency
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Notes: Printed in Basler 6:431.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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