The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 5 by Abraham Lincoln
To the Commandant of the New York Navy-Yard.
NAVY DEPT., WASHINGTON, April 1, 1861
TO THE COMMANDANT OF THE NAVY-YARD, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Fit out the Powhatan to go to sea at the earnest possible moment under sealed orders. Orders by a confidential messenger go forward to-morrow.