The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General J. M. Schofield. August 27, 1863.
WASHINGTON, D. C., August 27, 1863 8.30 P. M.
GENERAL SCHOFIELD, St. LOUIS:
I have just received the despatch which follows, from two very influential citizens of Kansas, whose names I omit. The severe blow they have received naturally enough makes them intemperate even without there being any just cause for blame. Please do your utmost to give them future security and to punish their invaders.