The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 5 by Abraham Lincoln
Indorsement Authorizing Martial Law in Saint Louis.
St. Louis, November 20, 1861. (Received Nov. 20th.)
For the President of the United States.
No written authority is found here to declare and enforce martial law in this department. Please send me such written authority and telegraph me that it has been sent by mail.
H. W. HALLECK, Major-General.
[Indorsement.] November 21, 1861.
If General McClellan and General Halleck deem it necessary to declare and maintain martial law in Saint Louis, the same is hereby authorized.