Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Executive Mansion.
Sir: Washington D.C. March 2d. 1865.

I transmit herewith the report of the Secretary of War, which with my permission has been delayed until the present time to enable the Lieutenant General to furnish his report.

Hon. Schuyler Colfax, ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Speaker House of Representatives.