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

To Edwin M. Stanton [1]

Head Quarters Armies of the United States,
Hon. Sec. of War City Point,
Washington, D.C. April 1. 12/50 PM 1865.

I have had two despatches from Gen. Grant since my last to you, but they contain little additional except that Sheridan also had pretty hot work yesterday, that infantry was sent to his support during the night, and that he, Grant, has not since heard from Sheridan.

Mrs. L. has started home; and I will thank you to see that our coachman is at the Arsenal wharf at Eight (8) o'clock to-morrow morning, there wait until she arrives. [2] A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS (copy?), DLC-RTL. See Lincoln to Grant, 5:45 P.M., supra.

[2]   Stanton telegraphed on April 2 that Mrs. Lincoln ``arrived safely this morning'' (DLC-RTL). A telegram from Lincoln to the coachman Alfonso Donn, April 1, 1865, has not been found, but according to its description in a sale catalog, Lincoln told Donn ``to have the enclosed carriage sent to the arsenal wharf at 8 o'clock Sunday Morning & remain until Mrs. Lincoln's arrival'' (Stan. V. Henkels Catalog 1345, February 19, 1924, No. 153).