Store Chat, February, 1931. According to the source, Lincoln's endorsement appears on the back of a letter from Major William L. James, acting quartermaster at Fort Monroe, March 24, 1865: ``I am exceedingly mortified at the delay which you have experienced in obtaining the water you desire. I have sent several messengers already to the officer to make all possible haste, and that he should have delayed so is exceedingly annoying to me. I shall certainly call him to account for his bad management.''
Lincoln had an upset stomach, which he attributed to the drinking water on the River Queen.