ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 363. See Lincoln to Pope, February 14, supra. Pope replied on March 8: ``I wrote fully concerning assessment to the Secy of War on the twenty sixth 26 Feby. I submitted the question to War Dept, as the authority for assessment originated in WashingtonPage 343
& the order was made before I came here there are strong reasons given for making it given me by Genl Dodge which are communicated in my letter. . . . that letter must be in War Dept and I respectfully invite your attention to it.'' (DLC-RTL). Pope's letter of February 26 has not been found.