To Edward O. C. Ord

Major General Ord                 Washington, D.C.,
Hd. Qrs. Army of James       Jan. 30, 1865.

By direction of the President you are instructed to inform the three gentlemen, Messrs. Stephens, Hunter, and Campbell, that a messenger will be despatched to them, at or near where they now are, without unnecessary delay. Edwin M Stanton

Sec of War

The body of this letter is in Lincoln’s handwriting; the signature is Stanton’s.

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