The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
To General Lane. July 17, 1863.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON,
HON. S. H. LANE.
MY DEAR SIR:--Governor Carney has not asked to [have] General Blunt removed, or interfered with, in his military operations. He has asked that he, the Governor, be allowed to commission officers for troops raised in Kansas, as other governors of loyal States do; and I think he is right in this.
He has asked that General Blunt shall not take persons charged with civil crimes out of the hands of the courts and turn them over to mobs to be hung; and I think he is right in this also. He has asked that General Ewing's department be extended to include all Kansas; and I have not determined whether this is right or not.