Letter to Edwin M. Stanton

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Title: Letter to Edwin M. Stanton
Author: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Description: Letter dated February 1, 1864, to Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, directing a transport be sent to the Island of Vache to rescue the 450 freed slaves who were recruited to settle there. Small pox and mismanagement by a government-appointed manager contributed to the colony's failure. The transport ship dispatched by President Lincoln picked up only 368 survivors.
Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/2374.OX/62417
Date: February 1, 1864

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