To William M. Stone and Others 
Governor of Iowa. DesMoines Nov. 29. 1864
May I renew my request for the exact aggregate vote of your State cast at the late election? My object fails if I do not receive it before Congress meets. A. LINCOLN
 ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 250. Following the name of each state listed by Lincoln, the number of the despatch and the capital city, written in by clerks in the telegraph office, have been omitted. See Lincoln's telegram to Cony and others, November 15, supra.
 ``DesMoines'' is not in Lincoln's handwriting.