To Franz Sigel 
Bethlehem, Pa. Washington, Sep. 16, 1864.
You are authorized to visit Washington, on receipt of this.
 ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 172. Sigel replied on the same day: ``I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Telegram, saying that I am authorized to visit Washington. As I have made no applicationPage 9
to this effect I respectfully request you to inform me by letter or Telegraph, whether you wish or direct that I should come . . . in which case I would of course proceed there immediately. . . .'' (DLC-RTL).
On September 19, Sigel telegraphed Nicolay: ``Your dispatch recd today. I will leave for Washington tomorrow morning the twentieth. . . .'' (Ibid.).