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

To the Managing Committee of the Sailors' Fair [1]

The Managing Committee Executive Mansion,
of the Sailor's Fair: Washington,
Boston, Mass. Nov. 8, 1864.

Allow me to wish you a great success. With the old fame of the Navy, made brighter in the present war, you can not fail. I name none, lest I wrong others by omission. To all, from Rear Admiral, to honest Jack I tender the Nation's admiration and gratitude



[1]   ALS, MCon. On October 15, 1864, Alexander H. Rice, chairman of the Managing Committee of the National Sailors' Fair to be held at Boston, November 9-21, had written asking Lincoln to be present (DLC-RTL). See also Lincoln to Rice, infra.