The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to Governor Gamble. December 18, 1862.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, December 18, 1862.
GOVERNOR GAMBLE, Saint Louis, MO.:
It is represented to me that the enrolled militia alone would now maintain law and order in all the counties of your State north of the Missouri River. If so all other forces there might be removed south of the river, or out of the State. Please post yourself and give me your opinion upon the subject.