Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Major General Dana; Washington, Feb 18. 1865

Allow the bearers of this paper to prove to you if they can, that the foregoing statement of facts made on their representation, by the Secretary of the Treasury is substantially true; and on theirPage  306 doing so to your satisfaction, in a reasonable degree, allow them to bring out the products in the manner, and on the terms indicated by the Secretary of the Treasury in the foregoing letter.

The change of lines, if true as stated, justifies the dealing with the case, and similar cases, as special ones. Yours &c A. LINCOLN