[1]   ALS, CCamStJ; ADfS, DLC-RTL. The autograph draft is written on a letter from John Perkins, Jr., Quartermaster General's Office, October 4, 1864:

``The writer of the inclosed lines is a poetess of some reputation in Massachusetts and a lady who truly honors her President.

``Will you at a leisure moment deign to look at them, and comply with her request by presenting her your autograph.

``Mr Bates who hands you this will receive and forward it'' (DLC-RTL).

The poem by Mrs. Swift of Falmouth, Massachusetts, has not been found in the Lincoln Papers, but a copy is preserved with Lincoln's letter in St. John's Seminary.


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