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

To Francis P. Blair, Sr. [1]

F. P. Blair, Esq Washington,
Sir: Jan. 18. 1865

Your having shown me Mr. Davis' letter to you of the 12th. Inst., you may say to him that I have constantly been, am now, andPage  221 shall continue, ready to receive any agent whom he, or any other influential person now resisting the national authority, may informally send to me, with the view of securing peace to the people of our one common country. Yours &c A. LINCOLN.


[1]   ALS, IHi; ADfS, DLC-RTL; ALS copy, CSmH; ALS copy, NAuE. See Lincoln's communication to the House of Representatives, February 10, infra, for Jefferson Davis' letter and other related documents.