To Benjamin F. Butler 
Fort-Monroe, Va. Washington, Jan. 13. 1865.
Yours asking leave to come to Washington is received. You have been summoned by the Committee on the Conduct of the War to attend here, which of course you will do. A. LINCOLN
 ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 288. The date of Butler's telegram requesting ``permission to visit Washington upon personal business to adjust some accounts to get some vouchers and evidence in a suit commenced against me. . . .'' is given as received on January 3 and sent on January 1 (DLC-RTL), but the date January 13 given in the Official Records (I, XLVI, II, 120) seems more probable.