Copy of Special Permits issued to Pinkerton Agents

 

 

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
Mobile, Ala., May 1, 1865

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Mr. Allan Pinkerton, of the U.S. special service, and any person or persons designated by him to act with him, or in his behalf, are hereby permitted to pass anywhere within the limits of this military division and beyond the lines for the purpose of capturing the murderer of Abraham Lincoln and his associates, in case they should attempt to conceal themselves in this portion of the country or endeavor to escape across the Mississippi River. Mr. Pinkerton will also give his attention to Jeff. Davis and the members of his cabinet and other noted rebel leaders, should similar attempts be made by them. Commanding officers within the limits of this command are instructed to furnish every facility within their reach for the above-named purposes.
P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.