[1]   DS, DNA RG 46, Senate 38A F1; DS, The Rosenbach Company, Philadelphia and New York. The two almost identical manuscripts of this message were copied by three different clerks, the respective portions appearing in the same handwriting in each copy. The figures on the vote in the November election (see note 39 infra) appear to have been inserted in both copies by Lincoln himself. Several fragments of Lincoln's original autograph draft have been preserved as indicated below in the notes to the respective passages. Endorsements by John D. Defrees on some of these fragments indicate that Defrees cut up the autograph draft and distributed the fragments among his friends. Other fragments may exist, but if so, they have escaped the editors.

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