Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
The Managing Committee Executive Mansion,
of the Sailor's Fair: Washington,
Boston, Mass. Nov. 8, 1864.

Allow me to wish you a great success. With the old fame of the Navy, made brighter in the present war, you can not fail. I name none, lest I wrong others by omission. To all, from Rear Admiral, to honest Jack I tender the Nation's admiration and gratitude