Winfield Scott to Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861

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Winfield Scott to Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861, Washington, DC, Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html.
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Transcribed by the Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
Adapted by Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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The following transcript has been adapted from the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.

For the President

I have but little of special interest to report to day, except that Colo. Smith, the commander of the Department of Washington, like myself, thinks our means of defence, with vigilance, are sufficient to hold this till reinforcements arrive.

I have telegraphed the commander, at Harper's Ferry Armory, to say whether he can station, to advantage, for the defence of that establishment, additional recruits from Carlisle? The ground about the Armory is very contracted & rocky.

Respectfully submitted,

Winfield Scott.
Head Qrs. of the Army,
Washington, Apl. 15, 1861.

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