Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Executive Mansion
Major General Wallace Washington, Dec. 19. 1864

Several days ago I sent you a despatch directing that one Waters and two others should not be sent away immediately, and asking you to send me a statement of the cause or causes of your actionPage  173 in regard to them. I have received nothing from you on the subject. May I against [sic] ask for such statement? and also where the men now are? A LINCOLN