Timothy Davis to William H. Seward, September 16, 1861, Dubuque, IA, Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html.
Transcribed by the Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
Adapted by Don Sailer, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.
Sep 16. 1861--
Dear sir Rumors prevail here, that the proclamation of Genl Fremont is not to be sustained by the administration, and that he is to be superceded in his military command
It causes extreme dissatisfaction-- If true it will suspend volunteering-- It will be equivalent to proclaiming a disbanding of the military forces of the North West
Under such circumstances, Genl Beaurigard [Beauregard], would find volunteers as readily as Genl Scott--
Yours most respectfully