34. Lincoln to Gen. Samuel R. Curtis on order by Gen. John Schofield

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34. Lincoln to Gen. Samuel R. Curtis on order by Gen. John Schofield


Missouri -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Confiscations and contributions


Letter from Abraham Lincoln to General Samuel R. Curtis requesting suspension of action on an order issued by General John Schofield calling for an assessment of $500,000 against secessionists and southern sympathizers, and asking Curtis for his statement and opinion on the matter. December 10, 1862. Schofield, acting as commander of the Missouri militia, had ordered a $500,000 levy on the "rebels of St. Louis County" to fund the militia; controversies over the levy's implementation and legitimacy came to a head in early December. Copy.




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Washington[,] D.C. December 10th 1862 Major Genl Curtis[,] Please suspend until further orders all proceedings in the order made by Genl Schofield on the twenty eighth day of August last, for assessing & collecting from secessionists & southern symphatizers [sic] the sum of five hundred thousand dollars etc, in the mean time take out & send me a statement of facts pertinent to the question togeather [sic] with your opinion upon it. A Lincoln[,] President U.S.