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and communicated to the commissioners through the agency of two judges of the Supreme Court of the United States—Justices Nelson of New York and Campbell of Alabama.
On March 15, according to the statement of Judge Campbell,
See letter of Judge Campbell to Colonel George W. Munford in Papers of the Southern historical Society, appended to Southern Magazine for February, 1874. Justice Nelson visited the Secretaries of State and of the Treasury and the Attorney General (Seward, Chase, and Bates), to dissuade them from undertaking to put in execution any policy of coercion.
During the term of the Supreme Court he had very carefully examined the laws of the United States to enable him to attain his conclusions, and from time to time he had consulted the Chief Justice [Taney] upon the questions which his examination had suggested.
His conclusion was that, without very serious violations of Constitution and statutes, coercion could not be successfully effected by the executive depart
ion of the latter, where the new President [Mr. Lincoln, President-elect], the great political almomen, awaiting an opportunity, either to see Mr. Lincoln himself, or to communicate with him throughMarch 12—eight days after the inauguration of Lincoln—the two commissioners then present, Forsyth astration, sent for me to tender the same to Mr. Lincoln, informing me that Lieutenant-General Scott at Washington, his plan was approved by President Lincoln, and he was sent to New York to make arr, Colonel Lamon, was sent by the President [Mr. Lincoln], who informed me that he had come to try apublications made since the war by members of Lincoln's cabinet, it has been represented that durin, during this whole period of nearly a month, Lincoln was ignorant of the communications that were deon Welles, who was Secretary of the Navy in Lincoln's cabinet, gives the following account of oneo fit out an expedition to forward supplies.
Lincoln and Seward, New York, 1874, pp. 57, 58. The i