Sunday, September 4, 2016

Abraham Lincoln to Each Member of His Cabinet, March 15, 1861

executive Mansion, March 15, 1861.

My dear Sir: Assuming it to be possible to now provision Fort Sumter, under the circumstances is it wise to attempt it? Please give me your opinion in writing on this question.

Your obedient servant,
A. Lincoln.

SOURCES: Samuel Wylie Crawford, The Genesis of the Civil War: The Story of Sumter, 1860-1861, p. 347-8

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