To John A. J. Creswell
March 17, 2014 Leave a comment
My dear Sir: Washington, March 17, 1864.
It needs not to be a secret, that I wish success to emancipation in Maryland. It would aid much to end the rebellion. Hence it is a matter of national consequence, in which every national man, may rightfully feel a deep interest. I sincerely hope the friends of the measure will allow no minor considerations to divide and distract them. Yours truly A. LINCOLN