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Monday, September 7, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Mrs. Theophilus Brown tells Lincoln that her husband, now confined in Old Capitol Prison, was conscripted into Confederate army and will do anything reasonable to be at liberty. President directs Sec. Stanton : "Please take hold of the case, and do what may seem proper in it." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 7 September 1863, CW, 6:436-37.