To John Glenn

Cypher
Lt. Col. Glenn.                  Executive Mansion
Commanding Post at      Washington,
Henderson, Ky.                 Feb. 7. 1865

Complaint is made to me that you are forcing negroes into the Military service, and even torturing them—riding them on rails and the like—to extort their consent. I hope this may be a mistake. The like must not be done by you, or any one under you. You must not force negroes any more than white men. Answer me on this. A. LINCOLN

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