Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Cypher Office U.S. Military Telegraph, Gov. O. P. Morton War Department, Washington, D.C.,
Indianapolis, Ind. Oct. 13 1864.

In my letter borne by Mr. Mitchell to Gen. Sherman, I said that any soldiers he could spare for October need not to remain for November. I therefore can not press the General on this point. All that the Sec. of War and Gen. Sherman feel they can safely do, I however, shall be glad of.

Bravo, for Indiana, and for yourself personally.

A. LINCOLN.