Edward Bates to Benjamin B. French

Title

Edward Bates to Benjamin B. French

Description

Edward Bates reports to B.B. French that he has received French's request for paperwork regarding the capitol police, but finds the facts so meager that he cannot prepare a "decent recital." Bates requests a statement of the facts. Bates uses Attorney General's Office stationery.

Creator

Bates, Edward

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1863-02-16

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

300322
T1863.02.16-MISC

Transcription

Attorney General's Office,

Washington, Feb 16, 1863

Maj B.B. French &c &c &c

Sir,

On returning from the Supreme Court to day, I find a note from you endorsed upon the envelope of one from the President, proposing, contingently, to remit a fine heretofore imposed upon Capt Darling, of the Capitol Police.

I would, at once, have caused the proper documents to be prepared, but the Statement of facts is really so meagre that I find it difficult to prepare a


a decent recital, by a just foundation for the warrant of pardon.

Will you oblige me by giving a statement of the facts, shewing when, where, by whom and for what, Capt Darling was convicted & sentenced.

In writing this Sir, I take it for certain, that the President's note was written on your application

Most respectfully

Sir your obt servt

Edw Bates

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
2 p
21 x 13 cm

Citation

Bates, Edward, “Edward Bates to Benjamin B. French,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 12, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/8064.