ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 271. See note to Lincoln's communication to Butler on December 21, supra. Colonel Frank J. White wrote Butler on December 30 from Eastville, Virginia: ``In obedience to your telegram, received this morning, I have the honor to enclose the only order issued by me concerning an election upon this shore. This order was issued by me in obedience to what I supposed to be your instructions. . . .'' ( Private and Official Correspondence of General Benjamin F. Butler, V, 444). The order has not been found.
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