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

To William H. Seward [1]

Hon. Secretary of State: City Point, Va., April 5, 1865.

Yours of to-day received. I think there is no probability of my remaining here more than two days longer. If that is too long come down. I passed last night at Richmond and have just returned.

A. LINCOLN.

Annotation

[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).