To Alexander Henry

Hon. Alexr. Henry           Washington City, D.C.
Philadelphia.                    Sep. 12. 1862

Yours of to-day received. Gen. Halleck has made the best provision he can for Generals in Pennsylvania. Please do not be offended when I assure you that, in my confident belief, Philadelphia is in no danger. Gov. Curtin has just telegraphed me “I have advices that Jackson is crossing the Potomac at Williamsport & probably the whole rebel Army will be drawn from Maryland.” At all events Philadelphia is more than a hundred and fifty miles from Hagerstown, and could not be reached by the rebel Army in ten days, if no hinderance was interposed. A. LINCOLN

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