Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Hon. Sec. of War Executive Mansion,
Dear Sir, Washington, Jan. 5, 1865.

Since parting with you, it has occurred to me to say that while Gen. Sherman's ``get a good ready'' is appreciated, and is not to be overlooked, time, now that the enemy is wavering, is more important than ever before. Being on the down-hill, & some what confused, keeping him going. Please say so much to Genl. S. Yours truly A LINCOLN