To Henry T. Blow, Charles D. Drake and Others

Hon. H. T. Blow               Executive Mansion,
C. D. Drake & others       Washington,
St. Louis, Mo                     May 15, 1863. [9 P.M.]

Your despatch of to-day is just received. It is very painful to me that you in Missouri can not, or will not, settle your factional quarrel among yourselves. I have been tormented with it beyond endurance for months, by both sides. Neither side pays the least respect to my appeals to your reason. I am now compelled to take hold of the case. A. LINCOLN