Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  72

To Orville H. Browning [1]

Dear Browning: Springfield, Jany. 29: 1850---

Yours of the 26th. was received last night. As you anticipate, I had already recommended Judge Logan for District Judge; and more, I had already said all I could consistently with this, in favor of Judge Lockwood. [2] I certainly esteem Mr. Bushnell [3] as being every way worthy of such an office. In moral character, and legal attainments, he is entirely sound and sufficient. If you think this letter can be used to any advantage, you are at liberty to so use it. What I here say, I say most cheerfully; and more I could not now say consistently. Yours as ever. A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, RPB. See Lincoln to Zachary Taylor, January 25, supra.

[2]   Samuel D. Lockwood. District Judge Nathaniel Pope died on January 22.

[3]   Nehemiah Bushnell of Quincy, Illinois, Browning's partner.