Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Salmon Portland Chase to Lincoln. September 8, 1862.
My dear Sir:
There is too much ground for the Article to the Times which you sent me. It should have observed more caution; and I fear I should not in the editorial chair have followed my own precept. We have not accomplished what we ought. We have put small forces where large forces were needed & have failed to improve advantages obtained. We have preferred Generals who do little with much to General who do much with little. We blame and praise with equal want of reason.
I do not feel myself responsible.