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

To William P. Fessenden [1]

Executive Mansion,
My Dear Sir: Washington, 22 February, 1865.

Allow me to introduce the Honorable William Pickering, Governor of Washington Territory, who desires to see you upon official business. Your Obt. Servt., A. LINCOLN.

The Secretary of the Treasury.

Annotation

[1]   Walter Colyer, ``Times When Lincoln Remembered Albion,'' Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, IX (January, 1917), 495. On January 14, 1865, Governor Pickering had telegraphed Lincoln: ``Official duty calls me to Washington. Please send leave immediately'' (DLC-RTL).