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

To Ulysses S. Grant [1]

Lieutenant Gen: Grant

Please allow the bearer, Robert E. Coxe, to pass through our lines to go South and return A. LINCOLN

March 15. 1865

Annotation

[1]   Copy, ORB. The original document has not been located. See Lincoln's order concerning Robert E. Coxe, January 5, 1865, supra. According to Hanson A. Risley's statement, this pass was not given him until March 16, though dated March 15. Orville H. Browning's Diary, under date of March 16, relates that Browning procured the pass for Coxe on March 15 and that ``the signature alone was in the President's hand writing---the rest in Mr Nicolay's.''