The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 5 by Abraham Lincoln
Message to the House of Representatives. August 2, 1861
TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:
In answer to the resolution of the House of Representatives of yesterday, requesting information regarding the imprisonment of loyal citizens of the United States by the forces now in rebellion against this government, I transmit a report from the Secretary of State, and the copy of a telegraphic despatch by which it was accompanied.
WASHINGTON, August 2, 1861.