Washington, Jan. 30, 1861.
I have seen your letter to Mr. Blair. Come here as soon as you can.
G. V. Fox, Esqr.
[Envelope endorsed in Mrs. Fox's writing.—EDS.] “Gen. Scott, Feb. '61. Laid a week in the P.O., and he telegraphed and Gus went on.”
SOURCE: Robert Means Thompson & Richard Wainwright, Editors, Publications of the Naval Historical Society, Volume 9: Confidential Correspondence of Gustavus Vasa Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1861-1865, Volume 1, p. 3