To Mrs. Esther Stockton

                                                   Executive Mansion,
Mrs. Esther Stockton.      Washington [Jany.] 8, 1864.

Madam: Learning that you who have passed the eighty-fourth year of life, have given to the soldiers, some three hundred pairs of stockings, knitted by yourself, I wish to offer you my thanks. Will you also convey my thanks to those young ladies who have done so much in feeding our soldiers while passing through your city? Yours truly, A. LINCOLN

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