Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 4.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Gideon Welles [1]

April 6, 1861

I have a letter [here from Fort] Sumter which Commodore [Stri]ngham ought to see before he leaves. Yours truly

A. LINCOLN.

Annotation

[1]   Stan. V. Henkels Catalog 1342, January 4, 1924, No. 48E. Brackets are in the catalog which describes the item as damaged by fire. Lincoln probably wanted to show Silas H. Stringham the report of Captain Theodore Talbot who returned from Fort Sumter on April 6.