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

To William A. Menzies [1]

William Menzies, Esq. Executive Mansion
Dear Sir Washington, Jan. 24. 1865

Wilmington, N.C. is ours, of right and in fact Yours truly


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[1]   ALS, The Rosenbach Company, Philadelphia and New York. No communication from Menzies related to this note has been found. William A. Menzies was a resident of Bourbon County, Kentucky, and the father of Representative John W. Menzies. An accompanying envelope carries Lincoln's endorsement: ``William Menzies/New-York.'' Fort Fisher was captured on January 15, and the port of Wilmington which was to surrender on February 22, was blockaded.