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


[1]   AD, CSmH. The body of the letter is in Lincoln's handwriting; the names of the persons addressed and the signature are in Eckert's autograph. On the verso is Lincoln's autograph copy of his letter to Blair, January 18, supra. Although supplied by Nicolay and Hay with the date February 1, 1865 (XI, 16), this letter was obviously given to Eckert on January 30 (see to Eckert, supra), and was delivered by him on February 1. On the verso of the copy retained by Eckert appears his endorsement dated at City Point, Virginia, February 1, 1865: ``A copy of the above [Lincoln to Blair, January 18, 1865], also a copy of my letter to Messrs. Alex H. Stephens, J. A. Campbell & R. M. T. Hunter were delivered in person to Alex H. Stephens at 4.15 PM. by him read, then by Mr Campbell & then by Mr Hunter.'' (Original owned by Justin G. Turner, Los Angeles, California.) See Lincoln's communication to the House of Representatives, February 10, infra.