The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to Governor Andrew. August 12, 1862.
WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON CITY, D.C., August 12, 1862.
GOVERNOR ANDREW, Boston, Mass.:
Your despatch saying "I can't get those regiments off because I can't get quick work out of the V. S. disbursing officer and the paymaster" is received. Please say to these gentlemen that if they do not work quickly I will make quick work with them. In the name of all that is reasonable, how long does it take to pay a couple of regiments? We were never more in need of the arrival of regiments than now--even to-day.