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

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[1]   ALS, The Rosenbach Company, Philadelphia and New York. Stanton telegraphed Lincoln on April 5 at 6 P.M.: ``About two hours ago Mr Seward was thrown from his carriage his shoulder bone at the head of the joint broken off. his head and face much bruised and he is in my opinion dangerously injured. I think your presence here is needed. Mrs Lincoln with a party of friends left here this morning . . . for City Point. Please let me know when you may be expected'' (DLC-RTL).

On April 6, Stanton sent Lincoln further reports, and to Mrs. Lincoln en route to City Point, the following: ``Mr Seward although severely injured is not in danger. I telegraphed the Prest. last night that you were on the road and also that the Surgeon Genl saw no reason for alarm. There can be no objection to the President remaining at City Point until your arrival there and I have so telegraphed him'' (ibid.).

Page  389Mrs. Lincoln endorsed the telegram in pencil, presumably to forward it to Lincoln: ``We will be ready to leave tomorrow eve 6 o'clock do wait & return with us. M.L.''