Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 4 [Mar. 5, 1860-Oct. 24, 1861].

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Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 4 [Mar. 5, 1860-Oct. 24, 1861].
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press

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To Winfield Scott1Jump to section

Springfield, Ill.
Lieutenant General Winfield Scott: Jany 11th 1861.

My dear Sir---I herewith beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 4th inst. enclosing (documents Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) copies of correspondence and notes of conversation with the President of the United States and the Secretary of War, concerning various military movements, suggested by yourself, for the better protection of the Government and the maintainance of public order.

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Permit me to renew to you the assurance of my high appreciation of the many past services you have rendered the Union, and of my deep gratification at this evidence of your present active exertions to maintain the integrity and honor of the nation.

I shall be highly pleased to receive from time to time, such communications from yourself as you may deem it proper to make to me. Very truly your obt. servt. A. LINCOLN


[1]   Copy, DLC-RTL. General Scott's letter of January 4 is not in the Lincoln Papers. The numbered documents referred to in Lincoln's letter are copies of communications (No. 1) to President Buchanan, December 15, 1860; (No. 2) to the Secretary of War, December 28, 1860; (No. 3) Buchanan to Scott, December 30, 1860; (No. 4) Scott to Buchanan, December 31, 1860; (No. 5) Scott to Buchanan, December 30, 1860; (No. 6) Buchanan to Scott, December 31, 1860---all cataloged by date and dealing with the holding of Fort Sumter (DLC-RTL).

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