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Wednesday, April 29, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President requests former Gov. Newell (N.J.) to adjust trouble about provost marshal or come to Washington. Abraham Lincoln to William A. Newell, 29 April 1863, CW, 6:191.

President Lincoln writes to the commanding officer at Fort Randall, Dakota Territory, and requests consideration for John B. S. Todd, who is related to Lincoln's wife, Mary. After recently completing a term as delegate in Congress, Todd prepares to return to the Dakota Territory. Lincoln directs, "[G]ive him & his family such protection as you properly can in the event it becomes necessary. You will also afford them such facilities for crossing & recrossing the river there as are usually employed." Abraham Lincoln to Commanding Officer at Fort Randall, Dakota Territory, 29 April 1863, Inserted in John Fiske, The Presidents of America, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA.