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

To Rosell M. Hough and Others [1]

Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
Col. R. M. Hough & others War Department,
Chicago, Illinois Washington, D.C., March 17 1865

Yours received. The best I can do with it is to refer it to the War Department. The Rock-Island case referred to, was my individual enterprize; and it caused so much difficulty in so many ways that I promised to never undertake another. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 372. The letter from Rosell M. Hough, president of the Chicago Board of Trade, has not been found. It probably referred to Lincoln's order to Huidekoper, September 1, 1864, supra.