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Lincoln's Cabinet: Edward Bates

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Books at USF

Opinion of Attorney General Bates on citizenship. Bates, Edward 1793-1869 Washington : Govt. print. off., 1862.

USF LIBRARY--Tampa Microform Room-Fiche



Lincoln's Attorney General: Edward Bates of Missouri by Marvin R. Cain. Columbia, University of Missouri Press [1965] E415.9.B3 C3  


Attorney General Edward Bates was a stuffy creature whose diary did not reveal a social relationship with the President. His department was the smallest in government and although he was called on for legal opinions, but his opinion seemed lightly valued. (lincoln and