To Simon Cameron

Hon. Sec. of War Executive Mansion
My dear Sir— August 17— 1861

Let Henry Wager Halleck, of California, be appointed a Major General in the Regular Army. I make this appointment on Gen. Scott’s recommendation; and I am sure he said to me verbally that the appointment is to be in the Regular Army, though a memorandum on the subject handed me by one of his aids, says “of volunteers” Perhaps the Adjt. [Genl. should communicate with] Genl. Scott, on the question. Yours truly A. LINCOLN


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