The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to Joshua Tevis. June 17, 1863.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, June 17, 1863.
JOSHUA TEVIS, Esq., U. S. Attorney, Frankfort, Ky.:
A Mr. Burkner is here shoving a record and asking to be discharged from a suit in San Francisco, as bail for one Thompson. Unless the record shown me is defectively made out I think it can be successfully defended against. Please examine the case carefully and, if you shall be of opinion it cannot be sustained, dismiss it and relieve me from all trouble about it. Please answer.