To Edward R. S. Canby 
Major General Canby Washington,
New-Orleans, La. Nov. 6. 1864
Please forward, with all possible despatch, to the Naval-Officer commanding at Mobile Bay, the following order.
``Naval Officer in command at Executive Mansion
Mobile Bay. Washington, Nov. 6, 1864
Do not, on any account, or on any showing of authority whatever, from whomsoever purporting to come, allow the blockade to be violated. A. LINCOLN''