The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General Wheaton. September 10, 1863.
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 10, 1863.
GENERAL WHEATON, Army of Potomac:
Yesterday at the instance of Mr. Blair, senator, I telegraphed General Meade asking him to grant you a leave of absence, to which he replied that you had not applied for such leave, and that you can have it when you do apply. I suppose it is proper for you to know this.