1863
To James Conkling. August 27, 1863.
 

(Private.)
WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON CITY, D. C.,
August 27, 1863.

HON. JAMES CONKLING.

MY DEAR CONKLING:--I cannot leave here now. Herewith is a letter instead. You are one of the best public readers. I have but one suggestion--read it very slowly. And now God bless you, and all good Union men.

Yours as ever,

A. LINCOLN.