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.


[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).