David Hunter to Abraham Lincoln, 1861

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David Hunter to Abraham Lincoln, 1861

March 4th 1861.

Private & Confidential
Dear Sir: I beg that
you, yourself, will give this
note your candid consideration.
The office of Brigadier
General has become vacant
by the treason of Gen. Twiggs.
Col. Sumner is an applicant
for the post. I too having
been educated at West Point,
and having served faithfully
for thirty three years,
presume to apply to you


David Hunter
Abraham Lincoln
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David Hunter to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, 4 March 1861. (Seeks promotion to general). Series 1. General Correspondence. 1833-1916, The Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, Library of Congress. [1]
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Hunter, David 18xx-001-001-001

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