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

To Andrew G. Curtin [1]

Gov. Curtin War Department Washington City,
Harrisburg, Pa. Nov. 25. 1864

I have no knowledge, information, or belief, that three States, or any state, offer to resume allegiance. A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 248. Governor Curtin had telegraphed on November 25, 1864: ``Our people are excited by a rumor that three States have offered to return to their allegiance. Is it true?'' (OR, III, IV, 942).