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

To Frederick Hassaurek [1]

Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
Frederick Hassaurek. War Department,
Cincinnati, O. Washington, D.C., Feb. 6. 1865

A despatch from Gen. Grant says ``Lieut. Markbeit has been released from prison, and is now on his way North.''

A. LINCOLN

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[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 325. Concerning Lieutenant Leopold Markbreit, see Lincoln to Hitchcock, September 19, 1864, supra. Frederick Hassaurek replied to Lincoln's telegram on February 8: ``It is with the deepest emotion that I acknowledge the receipt of your telegram of the 6th inst. communicating to me the release of my brother. Language cannot express my gratitude to you for this proof of your considerate kindness and sympathy. May God bless you for it as you are blessed by my mother, sisters, and by your most obed. servant.'' (DLC-RTL).