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Collection Reference Number GLC00411
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862 
Title Abraham Lincoln to Edward Bates recommending an appointment for District Judge
Date 14 June 1862
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Bates, Edward  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writing to Attorney General Bates, Lincoln recommends Philip Fraser, a unionist lawyer in Jacksonville, Florida be appointed District Judge for the Eastern District of Florida. Fraser comes recommended by Senator David Wilmot and House Speaker Galusha A. Grow. Lincoln requests a nomination for him unless Bates can give a reason against it. Written on Executive Mansion Stationery.
Subjects President  Law  Office Seeker  Congress  Lincoln's Cabinet  Government and Civics  Union Forces  Politics  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  Bates, Edward (fl. 1862)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; Law; Government & Politics
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Notes: Not in Basler, but Fraser is mentioned in a note of March 27 1863, 6: 150n. He was appointed as directed. General Thomas Sherman is referred to above.
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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