D, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 382. Banks telegraphed on April 5: ``You directed me to telegraph at Washington when I was ready to leave for New Orleans. I have been detained by the serious illness of my daughter and have waited a few days your return to the Capital I am ready and desire any directions you may have. The fall of Richmond & the destruction of the Rebel Army fill all hearts with inexpressible joy.'' (DLC-RTL).
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