Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Lieut. Gen. Grant Executive Mansion
City Point, Va. Washington, Feb. 8. 1865

I am called on by the House of Representatives to give an account of my interview with Messrs. Stephens, Hunter & Campbell; and it is very desireable to me to put in your despatch of Feb. 1st. to the Sec. of War, in which among other things you say ``I fear now their going back without any expression from any one in authority will have a bad influence'' I think the despatch does you credit while I do not see that it can embarrass you. May I use it?

A LINCOLN