Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8 [ Sept. 12, 1864-Apr. 14, 1865, undated, appendices].

About this Item

Title
Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8 [ Sept. 12, 1864-Apr. 14, 1865, undated, appendices].
Author
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Publication
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press
1953.
Rights/Permissions

The University of Michigan Library provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes, with permission from their copyright holder. If you decide to use any of these materials, you are responsible for making your own legal assessment and securing any necessary permission.

Link to this Item
http://name.umdl.umich.edu/lincoln8
Cite this Item
"Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8 [ Sept. 12, 1864-Apr. 14, 1865, undated, appendices]." In the digital collection Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. https://name.umdl.umich.edu/lincoln8. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 17, 2024.

Pages

To William L. James1Jump to section

March 24, 1865

I am not at all impatient, and hope Major James will not reproach himself or deal harshly with the officer having the matter in charge. Doubtless he, too, has met some unexpected difficulty.

March 24, 1865. A. LINCOLN.

Annotation

[1]   Store Chat, February, 1931. According to the source, Lincoln's endorsement appears on the back of a letter from Major William L. James, acting quartermaster at Fort Monroe, March 24, 1865: ``I am exceedingly mortified at the delay which you have experienced in obtaining the water you desire. I have sent several messengers already to the officer to make all possible haste, and that he should have delayed so is exceedingly annoying to me. I shall certainly call him to account for his bad management.''

Lincoln had an upset stomach, which he attributed to the drinking water on the River Queen.

Do you have questions about this content? Need to report a problem? Please contact us.