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

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[1]   OR, I, XLVI, III, 572. This telegram appears in NH, XI, 73, erroneously addressed ``Hon. Secretary of War.'' Stanton may have received a copy, but Seward's telegram to Lincoln on April 5 indicates the correctness of the address in the Official Records: ``We need your personal sanction to several matters here which are important and urgent in conducting the Government but not at all critical or serious. Are you coming up or shall I go down to you with the papers. The public interest will not suffer by you remaining where you are'' (DLC-RTL).