Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Simon Cameron [1]

Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
Gen. S. Cameron War Department, Washington, D.C.,
Philadelphia Pa & Harrisburgh [2]Oct. 11. 1864.

Am leaving office to go home. How does it stand now?

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 198. No reply was received from Cameron until his telegram from Philadelphia was received at 9:05 P.M. on October 12: ``Returns came in slowly but I still think we will have fourPage  44

(4) additional Members of Congress & a large majority in the Legislature On the aggregate vote in thirty four counties we have last . . . 6500 compared with Eighteen hundred Sixty three. . . . At the same ratio we will have more than three thousand majority on the home vote.'' (DLC-RTL).

[2]   ``& Harrisburgh'' is not in Lincoln's autograph.