Df (copy?), DLC-RTL. Although cataloged as a draft in the Lincoln Papers, this document may possibly be a copy made from Lincoln's original letter and corrected by him. A single phrase, as noted, appears in Lincoln's autograph. Governor Smith, who had been in Washington several days conferring with Provost Marshal General James B. Fry about the draft quotas, wrote Lincoln on February 10 before his departure: ``Will you allow me to publish your letter of yesterday in reference to the call for three hundred thousand volunteers, in the papers in Vermont.'' (DLC-RTL). No reply from Lincoln has been found.
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