The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 5 by Abraham Lincoln
To G. E. Patten.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, March 19, 1861.
TO MASTER GEO. EVANS PATTEN.
WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:--I did see and talk with Master Geo. Evans Patten last May at Springfield, Ill.
[Written because of a denial that any interview with young Patten, then a schoolboy, had ever taken place.]