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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln — Volume 6: 1862-1863 by Abraham Lincoln
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THE WRITINGS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Volume Six

CONSTITUTIONAL EDITION



WRITINGS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

1862-1863



RECOMMENDATION OF NAVAL OFFICERS

MESSAGE TO CONGRESS.

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 14, 1862.

TO SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

The third section of the "Act further to promote the efficiency of
the Navy," approved 21st of December, 1861, provides:

"That the President of the United States by and with the advice and
consent of the Senate, shall have the authority to detail from the
retired list of the navy for the command of squadrons and single
ships such officers as he may believe that the good of the service
requires to be thus placed in command; and such officers may, if upon