Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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To William Dennison [1]

``Cypher'' Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
Gov. William Dennison War Department,
Columbus, Ohio Washington, D.C., Sep. 24 1864.

Mr. Blair has resigned, and I appoint you Post-Master General. Come on immediately. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 176. Noah H. Swayne replied on the same day: ``Mrs Dennison requests me to say that the Governor is filling appointments in south eastern ohio away from any telegraph line & that he will return on monday or tuesday He has been absent a week'' (DLC-RTL). William Dennison telegraphed on September 27: ``I expect to leave for Washington Thursday so as to reach there Friday to enter upon the duties of the office with which you have honored me.'' (Ibid.).