Telegram from Abraham Lincoln to Lt. Gen. Ulysses Grant at City Point, Virginia, August 17, 1864


Executive Mansion.

"Cypher"

Washington, August 17, 1864.


Lieut. Gen. Grant

City Point, VA

I have seen your dispatch expressing your unwillingness to break your hold where you are. Neither am I willing. Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew & choke, as much as possible.

A.Lincoln