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

Draft of Telegram [1]

If any vessel has been cleared from New-York for Mobile within this year, send by mail immediately copies of every paper and entry you have, about it. If no such clearance has been given, simply say ``No'' by telegraph.

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Annotation

[1]   AD, OClWHi. The following endorsement written in pencil, appears on the bottom of the sheet:

``The above was written by Mr Lincoln in my presence as the substance of a letter sent to Collr. of N.Y. GEO HARRINGTON

``no com next day by Tel''

This document was probably written sometime after the fall of Fort Morgan on August 5, 1864.