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

Petition to Robert E. Horner
Concerning Abram O. Bowen [1]

December 9, 1847

Mr R. E. Horner Esqr Door Keeper of House of Reps

I understand that Mr Abram O. Bowen of Missouri who has been for some time Fireman of the House was the first person appointed to that place & that he was not used as an instrument of proscription to any other person.

Mr Bowen is gentlemanly & courteous in his deportment & I believe discharges his duties faithfully. I should be pleased to see him retained & recommend him to your consideration. Respy

9th Dec. 1847

Annotation

[1]   DS, InU. The petition was drawn up by Caleb B. Smith of Indiana and bears the signatures of fifteen other members of the House, including Lincoln.