The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
To General Schofield. July 20, 1863.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON D.C.
MAJOR GENERAL JOHN M. SCHOFIELD.
MY DEAR GENERAL:--I have received and read your letter of the 14th of July.
I think the suggestion you make, of discontinuing proceedings against Mr. McKee, a very proper one. While I admit that there is an apparent impropriety in the publication of the letter mentioned, without my consent or yours, it is still a case where no evil could result, and which I am entirely willing to overlook.