To Winfield Scott

Lieutenant General Scott Executive Mansion
My dear Sir May 24. 1861

What think you of the propriety of yourself, or the more immediate commander—Genl. Mansfield, as I understand—taking the occasion of occupying Alexandria & Arlington Heights, to make a proclamation to the citizens of those places, and vicinity, assuring them that they are not to be despoiled, but can have your protection, if they will accept it, and inviting such as may have left their homes, and business to return?

Mr. Nicolay will show you a Telegram, which will not displease you. Your Obedient Servt. A. LINCOLN


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