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XI. The following Tuesday I spent with Mr. Lincoln in his study. The morning was devoted to the Judge-Advocate-General, who had a large number of court-martial cases to submit to the President
realized what it was to have power, as on this occasion.
As case after case was presented to Mr. Lincoln, one stroke of his pen confirmed or commuted the sentence of death.
In several instances Jud nement, and was shot dead in the act by the sentinel on guard.
With an expression of relief, Mr. Lincoln rejoined, I ought to be obliged to him for taking his fate into his own hands; he has saved m s to pieces.
When captured, a number of human ears were found upon his person.
Referring to Mr. Lincoln's disposition to pardon or commute the majority of the death sentences, he remarked, The Pres hesitate to call traitors and treason by their right names.
When the clock struck twelve, Mr. Lincoln drew back from the table, and with a stretch of his long arms, remarked, I guess we will go n