Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
Gov. Bramlette War Department,
Frankfort, Ky. Washington, D.C., Nov. 10 1864.

Yours of yesterday received. I can scarcely believe that Gen. Jno. B. Houston has been arrested ``for no other offence than oppositionPage  99 to my re-election'' for if that had been deemed sufficient cause of arrest, I should have heard of more than one arrest in Kentucky on election day. If however, Gen. Houston has been arrested for no other cause than opposition to my re-election Gen. Burbridge will discharge him at once, I sending him a copy of this as an order to that effect. A. LINCOLN.