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Tuesday, September 23, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes to an unknown recipient regarding reimbursement for Mr. Garton, who "is represented to me by good authority to have done valuable service for the Government, and to have made many sacrifices. I think his account is a very reasonable one and ought to be paid. Let no merely technical objection stand in the way of the payment." Abraham Lincoln to Unknown, 23 September 1862, IHi; CW, 8:417.