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

To Alexander K. McClure [1]

``Cypher'' Executive Mansion
Hon. A. K. McClure Washington,
Harrisburg, Pa. Oct. 30. 1864

I would like to hear from you. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 215. No reply from McClure has been found prior to the following letter, dated November 5, 1864:

``The work is as well done as it can be done, & well enough I have no doubt. We shall carry the State by from 5,000 to 10,000 on the home vote, & it may be more, unless all signs are deceptive.

``We should have had much more, but it is too late for complaint, & we shall have enough.

``I go home to-morrow greatly encouraged by the conviction that your Election will be by a decisive vote, & give you all the moral power necessary for your high & holy trust. . . .'' (DLC-RTL).