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Abraham Lincoln autograph endorsement signed as President, concerning the treason trials of William Bowles and Harrison Dodd in Indiana. Lincoln signs the verso of a War Department telegram from Indiana Governor Oliver Morton, ''Submitted to the Sec. of War / A. Lincoln / Nov. 14, 1864.'' In the lengthy telegram, Morton writes to Lincoln on 11 November 1864 from Indianapolis, regarding compensation for ''...Maj. H.L. Burnett who has been prosecuting the treason trials in Indianapolis against Dodd Bowles & others...Justice requires that Maj. Burnett should receive such promotion as will enable him to pay expenses which his present salary does not & I ask if as a special favor that this shall receive your immediate attention...'' Major Henry Burnett headed the military commission that prosecuted William Bowles and Harrison Dodd, leaders in the northern anti-war movement who organized secret Confederate militias and aided John Hunt Morgan's raid into Indiana. In the fall of 1864, Bowles, Dodd and two other men were arrested and successfully prosecuted for treason, but ultimately acquitted by the U.S. Supreme Court (in Ex parte Milligan) because they were inappropriately tried before a military tribunal rather than in a civilian court. Document measures 10'' x 7.5''. Folds and browning along edges, otherwise near fine.
Outstanding Abraham Lincoln Autograph Endorsement Signed as President -- Regarding the 1864 Confederate Treason Trials in IndianaOutstanding Abraham Lincoln Autograph Endorsement Signed as President -- Regarding the 1864 Confederate Treason Trials in IndianaOutstanding Abraham Lincoln Autograph Endorsement Signed as President -- Regarding the 1864 Confederate Treason Trials in Indiana
Outstanding Abraham Lincoln Autograph Endorsement Signed as President -- Regarding the 1864 Confederate Treason Trials in Indiana
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