Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Rev. H. W. Beecher Executive Mansion
My dear Sir Washington, Feb. 27. 1865

Yours of the 4th. and the 21st. reached me together only two days ago. I now thank you for both. Since you wrote the former the whole matter of the negotiations, if it can be so called, has been published, and you, doubtless, have seen it. When you were with me on the evening of the 1st. I had no thought of going in person to meet the Richmond gentlemen. Yours truly A. LINCOLN