Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Mr. J. W. Garrett Executive Mansion
My dear Sir. Washington, Jan. 10. 1865

It is said we shall soon all be in the dark here, unless you can bring coal to make gas. I suppose you would do this, without my interference, if you could; and I only write now to say, it is very important to us; and not to say that you must stop supplying the army to make room to carry coal. Do all you can for us in both matters. Yours truly A. LINCOLN