Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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To Gideon Welles [f]

. . . desires to have a portion of the Marine force. Let him have it at once, unless you think there is some insuperable objection, in which case call and see me at once. Yours truly A. LINCOLN


[1]   Stan. V. Henkels Catalog 1342, January 4, 1924, No. 37. According to the catalog description the upper portion of this autograph letter has been destroyed by fire.