To Montgomery Blair 
Washington, 186 .
Mr. Blair will hereafter know that I ought not to stop now
Feb'y 2d 1865. A L.
 ADS, DLC-RTL. This note is written on Executive Mansion stationery. The date at bottom of the sheet is in Hay's handwriting, ``2d'' having been written over ``1st.'' On the verso is Blair's unsigned and undated note: ``Mr M Blair desires to see the President on several subjects of public importance, one of whichPage 256
ought to have immediate attention He has been in attendance several days If the President can find an opportunity to see him, he would be much obliged.'' Presumably Hay added the date later, from memory of the fact that Blair sought his interview at the time of Lincoln's departure for the Hampton Roads conference, at or near 11 A.M., on February 2.