Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 5.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To William H. Seward [1]

Hon. Sec. of State Executive Mansion
My dear Sir March 5, 1862

Please summon the Cabinet to meet me here at 7 o'clock this evening. Yours truly A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, owned by Perc S. Brown, Newark, New Jersey. Although the diaries of Gideon Welles and Edward Bates have nothing on this meeting, Lincoln probably presented for discussion his message recommending compensated emancipation, which he sent to congress March 6 (infra).