Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
January 27, 1865

You owe me no thanks for what I have been able to do for you. If I may be permitted to say it, I owe you no thanks for what you have so excellently done for the country and for me; we are both alike working in the same cause, and it is because of the fact of its being a just one which gives us our mutual joy and reward in its service.''