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Excerpt from State Papers: 1861-1865The present volume contains the state papers of President Lincoln which are not specifically addressed to an individual person in his proper name. Papers so addressed will be found in Letters, Volumes VII, VIII,MoreExcerpt from State Papers: 1861-1865The present volume contains the state papers of President Lincoln which are not specifically addressed to an individual person in his proper name. Papers so addressed will be found in Letters, Volumes VII, VIII, and IX of the present edition, entered under the names of the addressees, which are arranged in alphabetical order.State papers relating to military and civil appointments, public congratulations, etc., will be found in Letters, listed under the names of the persons to whom they specifically refer.Documents issued by members of the Cabinet or other officials are included among the state papers when they convey the Presidents instructions or express his opinions.A number of state papers have been excluded from the present edition because their subject-matter is of no historical importance, their style does not express Lincolns personality, and even the fact of their existence gives no indication of executive ability beyond the perfunctory performance of routine duties. Such are messages to Congress transmitting documents which had been requested by that body, executive action, as required by the constitution, on acts of Congress, official endorsements of the reports and findings of commissions, etc., in whose labors the President had no part, formal receptions of foreign ministers, etc.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.