Lincoln, on the 3d of March, by my telegraph of that date, addressed to you, express substantially the views of President Andrew Johnson, and will be observed by General Sherman.
A copy is herewith appended.
The President desires that you proceegram, which was penned by Mr. Lincoln himself, at the Capitol, on the night of the 3d of March, were approved by President Andrew Johnson, and were reiterated to govern the action of military commanders.
On the night of the 3d of March, while Presplained to me the confusion caused in Washington by the assassination of Mr. Lincoln, the sudden accession to power of Mr. Johnson, who was then supposed to be bitter and vindictive in his feelings toward the South, and the wild pressure of every cltown.
The next day (by invitation) I went over to Washington and met many friends — among them General Grant and President Johnson.
The latter occupied rooms in the house on the corner of Fifteenth and H Streets, belonging to Mr. Hooper.