Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Hon. Sec. of War. Executive Mansion,
Dear Sir Washington, Feb. [7?], 1865.

Complaint is made to me that our recruiting officers at, and in vicinity of of [sic] Mayville, Ky. are forcing negroes into the service. Please enquire into this & stop it if true. Yours truly

A. LINCOLN