To Ulysses S. Grant

Cypher Office           U.S. Military Telegraph,
Lieut. Genl. Grant      War Department,
City-Point, Va.            Washington, D.C., August 14 1864.

The Secretary of War and I concur that you better confer with Gen. Lee and stipulate for a mutual discontinuance of house-burning and other destruction of private property. The time and manner of conference, and particulars of stipulation we leave, on our part, to your convenience and judgment. A. LINCOLN

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