Abraham Lincoln to Henry Wilson, May 15, 1862, Washington, DC, in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (8 vols., New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 5: 218, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/.
Transcription adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), edited by Roy P. Basler
Adapted by Brenna McKelvey, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953).
Hon. Henry Wilson Executive Mansion
My dear Sir: May 15, 1862.
I would gladly say a word for the two establishments at Philadelphia, one called the ``Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon'' and the other the ``Cooper Shop'' if I could do so with propriety and good taste. But I know nothing of the facts myself, and could only say hypothetically, that if they have dealt so generously with our volunteers, as I have frequently heard, and believe, they are indeed worthy of all praise. Yours very truly A. LINCOLN.