To Rufus Saxton

Gen. Saxton:                        Washington City, D.C. May 24, 1862 1. P.M.

Gearyreports Jackson with twenty thousand, moving from Ashby’s Gap, by the Little River Turnpike through Aldie toward’s Centerville. This he says is reliable. He is also informed of large forces South of him. We know a force of some fifteen thousand broke up Saturday-night, from in front of Fredericks’burg, & went we know not where. Please inform us, if possible, what has become of the force which pursued Banks yesterday. Also, any other information you have. A. LINCOLN


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