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

To John Pope [1]

Major General Pope. Executive Mansion,
St. Louis, Mo. Washington, Feb. 15, 1865.

Please ascertain whether Gen. Fisk's administration is as good as it might be, and answer me. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 345. Pope replied from Milwaukee on February 20: ``Your dispatch asking about General Fisk met me here, where I had come to meet General Curtis. I return to Saint Louis to-morrow, and will endeavor to answer your inquiry. I have not been long enough in command to find out fully about men and their proceedings, but shall find out soon.'' (OR, I, XLVIII, I, 921).

No report from Pope on General Clinton B. Fisk has been found.