Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To the Third Auditor of the United States Treasury [1]

Sir Sept. 9th. 1837-

Enclosed are the proofs made for procuring payment for a horse lost by John W. Warnsing on the Black Hawk campaign. Warnsing has sold the claim to one Thomas Epperson; and both WarnsingPage  101 at [sic] Epperson tell me there is a Power of attorney from Warnsing to Epperson now on file in your office. If this be true, I suppose the award & Draft may be made directly to Epperson; if not, let them be made to Warnsing. In either case, if not inconsistent with your regulations, let the letter, enclosing the Draft, be directed to me at [this?] place. The disbursing officer that paid [War]nsing was [the same that paid] Genl. Henry's Brigade [illegible word]. [2] We do not recollect his name. Respectfully your Obt. Servt. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, IHi. Peter Hagner was Third Auditor.

[2]   Bracketed words are as deciphered from a damaged manuscript.