To Lorenzo Thomas

Major General Thomas       Executive Mansion,
Louisville, Ky.                        Washington, June 13, 1864.

Complaint is made to me that in the vicinity of Henderson, our military are seizing negroes and carrying them off without their own consent, and according to no rules whatever, except those of absolute violence. I wish you would look into this & inform me, and see that the making soldiers of negroes is done according to the rules you are acting upon, so that unnecessary provocation and irratation be avoided. A. LINCOLN


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