The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General Blair. November 17, 1862.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, November 17, 1862.
HON. F. P. BLAIR:
Your brother says you are solicitous to be ordered to join General McLernand. I suppose you are ordered to Helena; this means that you are to form part of McLernand's expedition as it moves down the river; and General McLernand is so informed. I will see General Halleck as to whether the additional force you mention can go with you.