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

To Andrew G. Curtin [1]

Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
Gov. Curtin War Department, Washington, D.C.,
Harrisburg Pa. Oct. 10. 5. PM. 1864.

Yours of to-day just this moment received; & the Secretary having left it is impossible for me to answer to-day. I have not received your letter from Erie. A LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 194. Curtin's telegram or letter of October 10 has not been found. His letter from Erie, Pennsylvania, October 6, reads in part:

``Having . . . passed through the counties from Clinton west to Erie I fulfil my promise to write you.

``Whilst I anticipate our success on next Tuesday in this State our most reliable friends do not promise an increased vote in the counties mentioned. . . .''

``P.S. Will you not order the muster of Colonel [John H.] Stover of the 184th Reg P.V It is important and if he [Stanton] has any objections about him he can be disposed of after the election. . . .'' (DLC-RTL).

See Lincoln's telegram to Curtin, October 11, infra.