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

To Richard S. Thomas [1]

Friend Richard: Washington March 1, 1848.

Your letter of the 12th. Feb., toegther with the petition for a mail route was received last night. Strange it was on the road so long. I shall present the petition, [2] and give it my best attention.

Your second letter was received; and I thought I had answered it. I am not a candidate for re-nomination or election.

Excuse the shortness of this letter; I am really very much hurried. Yours as ever A. LINCOLN

R. S. Thomas,

Virginia, Ills.

Annotation

[1]   Copy, DLC-HW.

[2]   See letters to Thomas, March 30, June 13 and 15, 1848, infra.