Series III (Presidential Papers)

Series III (Presidential Papers)

Below is a sample of new documents written by Abraham Lincoln or with substantial endorsements written by Lincoln that do not appear in The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953-55) or either of its supplements (1974, 1990).  Because the Papers of Abraham Lincoln has a much broader scope, the project has also scanned thousands of letters to Lincoln and other documents not included in the Collected Works.

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Pardon of Alexander H. Slentz, August 2, 1862

Pardon of Slentz 1 Pardon of Slentz 2

Record Group 94, Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, Entry 12: Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General (Main Series), 1861-1870, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

Notes regarding Appointment of John Parkinson, August 8, 1862

Notes regarding appointment of John Parkinson 1 Notes regarding appointment of John Parkinson 2

Record Group 56, General Records of the Department of the Treasury, 1775-1990, Entry 258: Records of the Division of Appointments, Records Relating to Internal Revenue Service Appointments, Applications for Positions as Internal Revenue Collectors and Assessors, 1863-1910, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD

Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, August 9, 1862

Lincoln to Welles

Dr. Robert Small Trust and Sotheby's

Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, August 23, 1862

Lincoln to Stanton

Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Sea Letter for Jireh Swift, September 1, 1862

Sea letter

Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Order for Court of Inquiry, September 5, 1862

Order for Court of Inquiry 1 Court of Inquiry 2
Court of Inquiry  

Record Group 153: Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General, 1692-1981, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, September 27, 1862

Lincoln to Stanton

Henry Horner Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL

Petition of John R. Price and others to Abraham Lincoln, [October] 1862; endorsement of Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, October 15, 1862

Petition of John R. Price Petition of John R. Price 2
Petition of John R. Price 3  

Record Group 46: Records of the United States Senate, 1789-1990, Entry 547: Thirty-Seventh Congress, Records of Legislative Proceedings, Petitions and Memorials, Resolutions of State Legislatures and Related Documents, 1861-1863, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.