The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
To G. P. Watson. August 21, 1862.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, D. C.,
August 21, 1862.
GILLET F. WATSON, Williamsburg, Va.:
Your telegram in regard to the lunatic asylum has been received. It is certainly a case of difficulty, but if you cannot remain, I cannot conceive who under my authority can. Remain as long as you safely can and provide as well as you can for the poor inmates of the institution.