Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
``Cypher'' Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
Lieut. Genl. Grant War Department,
City-Point, Va. Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 1865

Gen. Sheridan's despatch to you of to-day, in which he says he ``will be off on Monday'' and that he ``will leave behind about two thousand men'' causes the Secretary of War and myself considerable anxiety. Have you well considered whether you do not again leave open the Shenandoah-valley entrance to Maryland and Pennsylvania?---or, at least, to the B & O. Railroad?

A. LINCOLN.