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Collection Reference Number GLC00496.045.02
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862 
Title Abraham Lincoln to Major John J. Key regarding a later note, enclosing ALS
Date 27 December 1862
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Key, John J  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 3/4 sheet as one panel lost. "The within, as appears, was written some time ago. On full consideration, I can not find sufficient ground to change the conclusion therein arrived at./A. Lincoln/Dec. 27. 1862 Basler, Roy P. The Collected Works Of Abraham Lincoln. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), Vol. VI 1862 - 1863, p. 20
Subjects President  Military History  Civil War  Union Forces  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Executive Mansion
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Notes: Basler 5: 508-509. See also GLC# 228, Lincoln's letter to Key dated 1862 Sept. 26, quoting Key's disloyal remarks, describing their meeting and ordering the his dismissal.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945