Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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To Edwin M. Stanton [1]

Let the within request be complied with, unless there be some insuperable objection not occurring to me. A. LINCOLN

Feb. 2. 1865


[1]   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 of War to the proposition originally made by Governor Fenton, the undersigned have the honor to submit the following: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.''