January 5, 1865
Executive Mansion, Washington, Jan 5, 1865.
Hon. Sec. of War
Since parting with you, it has occurred to me to say that while Gen. Sherman’s “get a good ready” is appreciated, and is not overlooked, time, now that the enemy is wavering, is more important than ever before. Being on the down-hill & some what confused, keeping him going. Please say so much to Genl. S.
Yours truly, A. Lincoln
From Smithsonian National Museum of American History
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