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

To---Dickson [1]

Will Mr. Dickson, Chief Engineer of Hibernia please pump the water out of a certain well, which Tad will show?

Feb. 27, 1865 A LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS-F, Wayne Whipple, The Story-Life of Lincoln, p. 616. According to Whipple, the Hibernia was a fire engine sent from Philadelphia to Washington with ``some of its company . . . during the War and remained at the Capital for some time to be in readiness for any emergency'' (p. 615).