To Jeremiah T. Boyle

Gen. Boyle— Washington,
Louisville, Ky. Sep. 12. 1862

Your despatch of last evening received. Where is the enemy which you dread in Louisville? How near to you? What is Gen. Gilbert’s opinion? With all possible respect for you, I must think Gen. Wright’s military opinion is the better. He is as much responsible for Louisville, as for Cincinnati. Gen. Halleck telegraphed him on this very subject yesterday; and I telegraph him now; but for us here, to control him there on the ground would be a Babel of confusion which would be utterly ruinous. Where do you understand Buell to be? and what is he doing? A. LINCOLN


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