The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to O. M. Hatch and J. K. Dubois. September 22, 1863.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON.
HON. O. M. HATCH, HON. J. K. DUBOIS,
Your letter is just received. The particular form of my despatch was jocular, which I supposed you gentlemen knew me well enough to understand. General Allen is considered here as a very faithful and capable officer, and one who would be at least thought of for quartermaster-general if that office were vacant.