It is entirely wrong to say I have unkind feelings towards Gnl. Tyler. On the contrary, I have known him for years, and respect him as a man.
You know that I have not interfered in the apptments of Generals, but in a single case when I asked the President to select one and only one, from Pennsylvania.
Mr Peabody does me wrong – but he I suppose has listened to some one who perhaps had some disposition to do me injustice
Very truly yrs
Oct. 5, 1861.
SOURCE: Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.