The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General Meade. September 9, 1863.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, September 9, 1863.
MAJOR-GENERAL MEADE, Warrenton, Va.:
It would be a generous thing to give General Wheaton a leave of absence for ten or fifteen days, and if you can do so without injury to the service, please do it.