The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General Curtis. December 16, 1862.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, December 16, 1862.
MAJOR-GENERAL CURTIS, Saint Louis, Missouri:
N. W. Watkins, of Jackson, Mo., (who is half brother to Henry Clay), writes me that a colonel of ours has driven him from his home at Jackson. Will you please look into the case and restore the old man to his home if the public interest will admit?