The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General G. B. McClellan. June 20, 1862
WASHINGTON CITY, June 20, 1862.
We have this morning sent you a despatch of General Sigel corroborative of the proposition that Jackson is being reinforced from Richmond. This may be reality, and yet may only be contrivance for deception, and to determine which is perplexing. If we knew it was not true, we could send you some more force; but as the case stands we do not think we safely can. Still, we will watch the signs and do so if possible.
In regard to a contemplated execution of Captains Spriggs and Triplett the government has no information whatever, but will inquire and advise you.