The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
To Secretary Stanton. May 11, 1863.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON,
HON. SECRETARY OF WAR.
DEAR SIR:--I have again concluded to relieve General Curtis. I see no other way to avoid the worst consequences there. I think of General Schofield as his successor, but I do not wish to take the matter of a successor out of the hands of yourself and General Halleck.