Sir: Jan. 18. 1865
Your having shown me Mr. Davis' letter to you of the 12th. Inst., you may say to him that I have constantly been, am now, andPage 221 shall continue, ready to receive any agent whom he, or any other influential person now resisting the national authority, may informally send to me, with the view of securing peace to the people of our one common country. Yours &c A. LINCOLN.