Correspondence from Jefferson Davis to General Robert E. Lee - March 13, 1865
RICHMOND, VA., March 13, 1865.
General ROBERT E. LEE,
GENERAL: I am in receipt of your favor in regard to the bill for putting negroes in the army. The bill was received from the Congress to-day and was immediately signed. I shall be pleased to receive such suggestions from you as will aid me in carrying out the law, and I trust you will endeavor in every available mode to give promptitude to the requisite action.
Very respectfully and truly, yours,
SOURCE: United States War Department. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.