Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Edward R. S. Canby [1]

``Cypher'' Executive Mansion
Major General Canby Washington,
New-Orleans, La. Nov. 6. 1864

Please forward, with all possible despatch, to the Naval-Officer commanding at Mobile Bay, the following order.


``Naval Officer in command at Executive Mansion

Mobile Bay. Washington, Nov. 6, 1864

Do not, on any account, or on any showing of authority whatever, from whomsoever purporting to come, allow the blockade to be violated. A. LINCOLN''


[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 227. See Lincoln to David G. Farragut, infra.