Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
Major General Burbridge War Department,
Lexington, Ky. Washington, D.C., Nov. 10. 1864.

I have just received a telegram from Gov. Bramlette saying ``Genl. Jno. B. Houston, a loyal man and prominent citizen was arrested and yesterday started off by Gen. Burbridge to be sent beyond our lines by way of Catlettsburg for no other offence than opposition to your re-election'' and I have answered him as follows below, of which please take notice and report to me.