To George B. McClellan

Washington City, D.C.
Major Gen. McClellan June 20. 1862

We have, this morning, sent you a despatch of Gen. Sigel corroborative of the proposition that Jackson is being re-inforced from Richmond. This may be reality, and yet may only be contrivance for deception; and to determine which, is perplexing. If we knew it were not true, we could send you some more force, but as the case stands, we do not think we safely can. Still we will watch the signs, and do so if possible.

In regard to a contemplated execution of Captains Sprigg and Triplett, the government here has no information whatever, but will inquire and advise you. A. LINCOLN

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