Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
October 1, 1864

Understanding that persons giving credit in this case will have no strictly legal claim upon the government, yet the necessity for it is so great and urgent, that I shall most cheerfully urge upon Congress that such credit and claims fairly given and made, shall be recognized and paid. A. LINCOLN

Oct. 1. 1864.