6 Dec. 1864
Hon. J. C. Conkling
At an Election held in the State of Illinois,on Tuesday, the eighth day of November, A. D. 1864, you was elected one of the Electors for President and Vice President, at said Election in said State.
[official seal covers some words in this paragraph] In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto [ ] my name, and have caused the Great Seal of State to be hereunto affixed, this 6th day of December, A. D. 1864.
O. M. Hatch
Secretary of State.