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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862
|Abraham Lincoln to Edward Bates recommending an appointment for District Judge
|14 June 1862
|Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
|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.
|President Law Office Seeker Congress Lincoln's Cabinet Government and Civics Union Forces Politics
|Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Bates, Edward (fl. 1862)
|The Presidency; Law; Government & Politics
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|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.
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945