To Joseph Hooker

Executive Mansion, Washington,
Major General Hooker. June 16. 1863. [10 P.M.]

To remove all misunderstanding, I now place you in the strict military relation to Gen. Halleck, of a commander of one of the armies, to the General-in-Chief of all the armies. I have not intended differently; but as it seems to be differently understood, I shall direct him to give you orders, and you to obey them.

A. LINCOLN

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