to the Government that for months past he has been banished from the country, certainly any such interference as between the loyal men now candidates in this State would, under such comparisons, be more justly objectionable, and finds nothing in the present condition of things here to justify it. I rely therefore upon your Excellency for such an order as will prevent it.
I have the honor to be, with great respect, your
Excellency's obedient servant, A. W. Bradford
Reply of President Lincooln.
war Department, Washington, November 2, 1863. To His Excellency A. W. Bradford, Governor of Maryland:
sir: Yours of the thirty-first ultimo was received yesterday, about noon, and since then I have been giving most earnest attention to the subject matter of it. At my call General Schenck has attended, and he assures me that it is almost certain that violence will be used at some of the voting-places on election day, unless prevented by his provost-guards.
He says that at some