Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln/Volume 8/Beecher, Henry Ward

Beecher, Henry Ward.

Executive Mansion,
Washington, February 27, 1865.

Rev. Henry Ward Beecher.

My dear Sir: Yours of the 4th and the 21st reached me together only two days ago.

I now thank you for both. Since you wrote the former the whole matter of the negotiation, if it can be so called, has been published, and you doubtless have seen it. When you were with me on the evening of the 1st, I had no thought of going in person to meet the Richmond gentlemen.[1]

Yours truly,

A. Lincoln.

  1. The Confederate Peace Commissioners.