Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Executive Mansion,
Washington, 12th October, 1864.

The Japanese Government having caused the construction at New York of a vessel of war called the `Fusigama,' and application having been made for the clearance of the same in order that it may proceed to Japan, it is ordered, in view of the state of affairs in that country and of its relations with the United States, that a compliance with the application be, for the present, suspended.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.