Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Lieutenant General Grant: Executive Mansion,
City Point, Va. Washington, February 7, 1865.

Gen. Singleton, who bears you this claims that, he already has arrangements made if you consent to bring a large amount of Southern produce through your lines. For its bearing on our finances I would be glad for this to be done if it can be without injuriously disturbing your military operations, or supplying the enemy. I wish you to be judge and master on these points. Please see and hear him fully, and decide whether anything, and if anything, what can be done in the premises. Yours truly,

A. LINCOLN