To Frederick F. Low

“Cypher”
Hon. F. F. Lowe                    Executive Mansion
San Francisco, Cal.              Washington, D.C. Oct. 30. 1863

Below is an Act of Congress, passed last session, intended to exclude applicants not entitled to seats, but which, there is reason to fear, will be used to exclude some who are entitled. Please get with the governor and one or two other discreet friends, study the act carefully, and make certificates in two or three forms, according to your best judgment, and have them sent to me, so as to multiply the chances of the delegation getting their seats. Let it be done without publicity. Below is a form which may answer for one. If you could procure the same to be done for the Oregon member it might be well. A. LINCOLN.

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