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

To James B. Fry [1]

Executive Mansion Washington,
Provost-Marshal-General. Oct. 14, 1864

Hon. Charles O'Neill states that the 1st. Ward, in the 2nd. Congressional District in Philadelphia, is entitled to an additional credit on the draft of about 95 men, of Naval enlistments, which are only refused on a question of time---or, in other words, that they may have the credit on the next, but not on the present draft. If there be no mistake in this statement, let them have the credit now. Yours truly A. LINCOLN


[1]   John Heise Catalog 2487, No. 20. Charles O'Neill of Philadelphia was U.S. representative 1863-1871, 1873-1893.