To Winfield Scott

State Department, June 20, 1861.

The Lieutenant-General

Commanding the Armies of the United States:

You or any officer you may designate will, in your discretion, suspend the writ of habeas corpus so far as may relate to Major Chase, lately of the Engineer Corps of the Army of the United States, now alleged to be guilty of treasonable practices against this government. ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

By the President:

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

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