HON. SCHUYLER COLFAX,
Speaker of the House of Representatives:
I transmit herewith the report of the Secretary of War, which, with my permission, has been delayed until the present time to enable the Lieutenant-General to furnish his report.
(The same message was addressed to the President of the Senate.)
Abraham Lincoln, Special Message Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/202783