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

To Gideon Welles [d]

Secretary Welles,---

The United States don't need the services of boys who disobey their parents. Let both Snyder and Ratcliffe be discharged.

A. LINCOLN.

Annotation

[1]   Tracy, p. 237. Snyder and Ratcliffe have not been identified.