Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
February 28, 1865

I know what our friend Corwine wants. He wants me to decide a matter in favor of his client, which I might possibly do if we were nearer the end of the war, but which, if driven to decide now, I should have to decide against him. A. LINCOLN

Feb. 28. 1865.