Major General Butler War Department,
Bermuda Hundred, Va. Washington, D.C., Sept. 13. 1864.
The Ames guns I am under promise to pay, or rather to advise paying, a very high price for, provided they bear the test, and they are not yet tested, though I believe in process of being tested. I could not be justified to pay the extraordinary price without the testing. I shall be happy to let you have some of them so soon as I can. How comes on your canal.  A LINCOLN