Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
``Cypher'' Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
Major General Thomas War Department,
Nashville, Tenn. Washington, D.C., Oct. 23. 1864.

I received information to-day, having great appearance of authenticity, that there is to be rebel raid into Western Kentucky---that it is to consist of four thousand Infantry, and three thousand Cavalry, and is to start from Corinth, Mississippi on the fourth day of November. A. LINCOLN

Send copy to Gen. Washburne [2] at Memphis. A.L.