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

To Benjamin W. Brice [1]

December 20, 1864

Will the Pay-Master-General please inform Hon. Mr. Eckley what is the trouble about Col. Fyffe's pay, & whether there is any thing the President can lawfully do about it. A. LINCOLN

Dec. 20, 1864

Annotation

[1]   ALS, owned by Verne Miners, Chicago, Illinois. Benjamin W. Brice was appointed paymaster general as of November 29, 1864. Lincoln's note was enclosed in a letter of U.S. Representative Ephraim R. Eckley to Brice of the same date, asking why Colonel Edward P. Fyffe, Twenty-sixth Ohio, Veteran Reserve Corps, could not get his pay. Brice endorsed the letter on December 21, 1864, that there appeared to be ``no difficulty on the part of Col. Fyffe drawing his pay, except the want of funds. . . . Major H. A. Hutchins, is now in funds, and Col. Fyffe can be paid. . . .''