President Lincoln Postpones Meeting with General Grant

July 29, 1864

President Lincoln telegraphs Ulysses S. Grant: “I have changed my purpose, so that now I expect to reach Fort-Monroe at 10. A.M. Sunday, the 31st.”

President Lincoln writes Anne Williamson in Scotland: “The plaid you send me is just now placed in my hands. I thank you for that pretty and useful present, but still more for those good wishes to myself and our country which prompted you to present it.” Mrs. Williamson had written him: “My Lord President: As one deeply interested in your present struggle, I trust the Lord will bless all your endeavors for the peace of your country and the freedom of the slave. As this letter is written by an old lady of 81, she hopes you will overlook all its imperfections; and, with good wishes for you and your family.”

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