ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 331. Grant replied on the same day:Page 270
``By all means use my dispatch, referred to in yours of this date, if you desire to do so.
``It was marked `confidential' in contra distinction to official dispatches but not to prevent such use being made of it as you or the Secretary of War might think proper.'' (DLC-RTL).
Grant's telegram to Stanton of February 1 will be found in Lincoln's communication to the House of Representatives, February 10, infra.