Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Franz Sigel [1]

Major General Sigel Executive Mansion,
Bethlehem, Pa. Washington, Sep. 16, 1864.

You are authorized to visit Washington, on receipt of this.

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   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.).