The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to W. B. Thomas. October 17, 1863.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, D.C., OCTOBER 17, 1863
HON. WILLIAM B. THOMAS, Philadelphia, Pa.
I am grateful for your offer of 100,000 men, but as at present advised I do not consider that Washington is in danger, or that there is any emergency requiring 60 or 90 days men.