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

To Jesse K. Dubois [1]

Hon J K. Dubois, Washn., Nov. 15, 1864.

Springfield Ills.

Yours of today asking that (530) five hundred and thirty men may be assigned to the 32d. Illinois shall be attended to.

You say ``State gone twenty five thousand.'' Which way did it go? How stand the members of congress and the other officers

A. LINCOLN.

Annotation

[1]   Copy, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 237. LINCOLN's original autograph telegram has been removed from the file and a copy substituted. The date as given by the copy is open to question. No telegram of November 15 from Dubois has been found, but a telegram from Dubois, marked as received at 11 P.M. on November 14, reported ``State carried for LINCOLN & the Union by upwards of thirty thousand for Congress,'' and named the successful candidates (DLC-RTL). In view of the implication of LINCOLN's telegram, it would seem either that the date of the copy is in error or that LINCOLN had not seen Dubois' telegram of November 14.