To George B. McClellan

United States Military Telegraph,
Head-Quarters, Department Washington
Genl McClellan July 6th 1862.

I send you the following message received by the secretary of war last evening. Fredericksburg July 5th 62. The Richmond Examiner of yesterday the 4th fourth instant has just been received in Fredericksburg. I am promised the paper Tomorrow morning. A reliable man who had the paper assures me that it censures the confederate Generals severely for failing to capture Genl. McClellan and his army and pronounces McClellans whole movement a masterpiece of strategy. Signed Rufus King Brig Genl.

(Signed) A. LINCOLN


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