The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to Governor Pierpoint. October 16, 1862.
WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON CITY, D. C.,
GOVERNOR PIERPOINT, Wheeling, Virginia:
Your despatch of to-day received. I am very sorry to have offended you. I appointed the collector, as I thought, on your written recommendation, and the assessor also with your testimony of worthiness, although I know you preferred a different man. I will examine to-morrow whether I am mistaken in this.