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    [Abraham Lincoln/George B. McClellan]: Soldiers' Voting Documents. Interesting group of four documents issued to "State Agent C. D. Swain" of Westchester County, N.Y. These are all dated from October 15th to October 25th 1864. A 3" x 5.5" card issued by the War Department authorizes him to "receive ballots & powers of attorney" from the "Armies operating before Richmond". The back side of the pass has extracts from election laws that prohibit "canvassing among the troops", along with illegally interfering with the election process, the distribution of ballots and their tabulation. It is accompanied by a pass from the "Surgeon General's Office" to all U. S. A. General Hospitals, a pass from Fort Monroe to Norfolk (& return) and another pass to Hampton and Fort Moultrie, the last two items signed in type by General Butler.

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