Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Provost-Marshal-General: September 16, 1864

Please see and hear these gentlemen, who say that by an adjustment---settlement, so to speak---the aggregate quota for Illinois is 16, 184 men, while by some result of sub-districting the draft is about to be enforced for 29,797.

Please look into this and correct the error if it exists, or make for me an intelligible statement; show no error to exist.