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Freemen! avoid conscription! The undersigned desires to raise a company for the Confederate services, and for that purpose, I call upon the people of the Counties of Jefferson and Hawkins, Tenn., to meet promptly at Russellville on Saturday, Jul

Oliver P. Morton, et al. to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, July 10, 1862 (Telegram recommending conscription)

Schuyler Colfax to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, April 21, 1863 (Conscription)

James B. Fry to Edwin M. Stanton, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Conscription quotas)

Horatio Seymour to Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, August 15, 1863 (Conscription in New York)

Abraham Lincoln to Congress, June 8, 1864 (Submits letters regarding the Conscription Act)

William H. Seward to Frederick Seward, 1864 (Telegram concerning conscription in New York)

Reuben E. Fenton to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, January 26, 1865 (Conscription in New York)

The war in America: the conscription in New York

Runaways and skulkers. A letter to congressman. Amendments to the conscription law ... Madison, Jan 28, 1865.

U.S. Reports: Presser v. Illinois, 116 U.S. 252 (1886)

U.S. Reports: Goldman v. United States, 245 U.S. 474 (1918)

U.S. Reports: Cox v. Wood, 247 U.S. 3 (1918)

U.S. Reports: Kramer v. United States, 245 U.S. 478 (1918)

U.S. Reports: Ruthenberg v. United States, 245 U.S. 480 (1918)

U.S. Reports: Jones v. Perkins, 245 U.S. 390 (1918)

Delegates of N.Y. Youth Congress present petition at White House opposing compulsory conscription. Washington, D.C., June 20. A delegation from the New York Youth Congress called at the White House today with a petition opposing President Roosevelt's proposed plan to regiment the young men and women of American in compulsory military training and forced labor. The delegation shown on the steps of the White House are, left to right - Wesley Nelson, Church of the Master; Tom Jones, Brooklyn Negro Youth Federation; Jean Horie, Executive Secretary of the New York Youth Congress; and David Livingstone, United Wholesale and Warehouse Employees Union, N.Y. Local 65

Simon Cameron to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, October 19, 1864 (Telegram concerning conscription in Pennsylvania)

Simon Cameron to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, October 19, 1864 (Telegram concerning conscription in Pennsylvania)

Joseph Medill to Horace White, Thursday, March 05, 1863 (Opposition in Illinois to the Conscription Act)

Joseph Medill to Horace White, Thursday, March 05, 1863 (Opposition in Illinois to the Conscription Act)

Joseph Medill to Horace White, Thursday, March 05, 1863 (Opposition in Illinois to the Conscription Act)

Joseph Medill to Horace White, Thursday, March 05, 1863 (Opposition in Illinois to the Conscription Act)

Joseph Medill to Horace White, Thursday, March 05, 1863 (Opposition in Illinois to the Conscription Act)

Joseph Medill to Horace White, Thursday, March 05, 1863 (Opposition in Illinois to the Conscription Act)

Joseph Medill to Horace White, Thursday, March 05, 1863 (Opposition in Illinois to the Conscription Act)

Timothy O. Howe to Edwin M. Stanton, Wednesday, March 25, 1863 (Telegram reporting that Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld conscription)

Timothy O. Howe to Edwin M. Stanton, Wednesday, March 25, 1863 (Telegram reporting that Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld conscription)

Timothy O. Howe to Edwin M. Stanton, Wednesday, March 25, 1863 (Telegram reporting that Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld conscription)

James B. Fry to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, February 09, 1865 (Meeting of board for examination of conscription quotas)

James B. Fry to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, February 09, 1865 (Meeting of board for examination of conscription quotas)

Francis C. Sherman and Samuel S. Hayes to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, September 17, 1863 (Conscription in Illinois)

Francis C. Sherman and Samuel S. Hayes to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, September 17, 1863 (Conscription in Illinois)

Francis C. Sherman and Samuel S. Hayes to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, September 17, 1863 (Conscription in Illinois)

Francis C. Sherman and Samuel S. Hayes to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, September 17, 1863 (Conscription in Illinois)

Francis C. Sherman and Samuel S. Hayes to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, September 17, 1863 (Conscription in Illinois)

Francis C. Sherman and Samuel S. Hayes to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, September 17, 1863 (Conscription in Illinois)

Francis C. Sherman and Samuel S. Hayes to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, September 17, 1863 (Conscription in Illinois)

Francis C. Sherman and Samuel S. Hayes to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, September 17, 1863 (Conscription in Illinois)

William A. Hall to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, April 15, 1863 (Conscription Act and Missouri)

William A. Hall to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, April 15, 1863 (Conscription Act and Missouri)

William A. Hall to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, April 15, 1863 (Conscription Act and Missouri)

Frederick L. Olmstead to Preston King, Wednesday, July 09, 1862 (Conscription and health of army)

Frederick L. Olmstead to Preston King, Wednesday, July 09, 1862 (Conscription and health of army)

Frederick L. Olmstead to Preston King, Wednesday, July 09, 1862 (Conscription and health of army)

Frederick L. Olmstead to Preston King, Wednesday, July 09, 1862 (Conscription and health of army)

John Cessna to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, September 28, 1864 (Telegram concerning exemption from conscription)

John Cessna to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, September 28, 1864 (Telegram concerning exemption from conscription)

John D. Defrees to Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, September 24, 1864 (Telegram concerning conscription in Indiana)

John D. Defrees to Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, September 24, 1864 (Telegram concerning conscription in Indiana)

William D. Kelley, et al. to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, February 22, 1865 (Conscription in Philadelphia; endorsed by Abraham Lincoln and Edwin M. Stanton)

William D. Kelley, et al. to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, February 22, 1865 (Conscription in Philadelphia; endorsed by Abraham Lincoln and Edwin M. Stanton)

William D. Kelley, et al. to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, February 22, 1865 (Conscription in Philadelphia; endorsed by Abraham Lincoln and Edwin M. Stanton)

Reuben E. Fenton to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, February 13, 1865 (Telegram concerning conscription in New York)

Reuben E. Fenton to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, February 13, 1865 (Telegram concerning conscription in New York)

William B. Thomas to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, December 15, 1864 (Conscription)

William B. Thomas to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, December 15, 1864 (Conscription)

William B. Thomas to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, December 15, 1864 (Conscription)

George Opdyke, et al. to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, July 21, 1863 (Telegram concerning conscription in New York)

George Opdyke, et al. to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, July 21, 1863 (Telegram concerning conscription in New York)

Max F.S. Gunther to Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, February 28, 1863 (Telegram protesting the exemption clause of the Conscription Bill)

Max F.S. Gunther to Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, February 28, 1863 (Telegram protesting the exemption clause of the Conscription Bill)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Nelson J. Waterbury to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Report on conscription in New York)

Edwin M. Stanton to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, June 07, 1864 (Conscription)

Edwin M. Stanton to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, June 07, 1864 (Conscription)

Edwin M. Stanton to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, June 07, 1864 (Conscription)

Abraham Lincoln to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Conscription in New York)

Abraham Lincoln to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Conscription in New York)

Abraham Lincoln to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Conscription in New York)

Abraham Lincoln to Horatio Seymour, Friday, August 07, 1863 (Conscription in New York)