Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Hon. Andrew Johnson Executive Mansion
Nashville, Tenn. Washington, Jan. 24. 1865

Several members of the Cabinet, with myself, considered the question to-day as to the time of your coming on here. While we fully appreciate your wish to remain in Tennessee until her State-Government shall be completely re-inaugerated, it is our unanamous conclusion that it is unsafe for you to not be here on the fourth of March. Be sure to reach here by that time.

A. LINCOLN