William Seward to Edward Stanton Letter, 1862
Letter from William Henry Seward, Secretary of State, to Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, dated March 1, 1862, recommending Lemuel D. Evans as a confidential agent to the War Department.
A lawyer, former district judge in Harrison County, Texas, and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Evans left Texas during the Civil War and was commissioned by Seward as a special agent for the Union, responsible for monitoring the movement of supplies and munitions from Mexico to Texas. Unable to safely reach Texas and carry out his assignment, Evans resigned his commission on March 3, 1963.
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William Seward to Edward Stanton Letter, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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