To Edwin M. Stanton 
Let the within request be complied with, unless there be some insuperable objection not occurring to me. A. LINCOLN
Feb. 2. 1865
 AES, owned by R. E. Burdick, New York City. See Lincoln's memorandum concerning the draft, January 22, supra. Lincoln's endorsement appears on the back of a statement dated February 1, 1865, signed by James A. Bell and George H. Andrews of the New York Senate:
``In deference to the forcible objections urged by the Hon: Secy. of War to the proposition originally made by Governor Fenton, the undersigned have the honor to submit the following:
``That so much of the revised quota as was added to the State of New York by the orders of Jany. 24. 1865 say (16,000) be deferred for future investigation; this deferred portion of the quota to be deducted pro rata from the various districts of the State.''