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Edward Bates to Abraham Lincoln, November 24, 1864

Edward Bates to Abraham Lincoln, November 24, 1864 (Page 1)
After President Lincoln's reelection, Edward Bates, now seventy-one years old, felt it was time to hand in his resignation as Attorney General. In his resignation letter, Bates expressed his belief that the fate of the nation no longer "hung in doubt & gloom" and that Lincoln's position as head of state was firmly established. (By Rebecca Solnit)

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