Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Hon: John Murray Springfield, Ills.
Dear Sir Feb: 25. 1850

Ninian [2] handed me your letter, in consequence of which I have written the accompanying letter, which as you see, Ninian & Stuart [3] have also signed. I addressed it to the President, [4] because you can then send it to whom you please to present to him; and because Baker & Butterfield [5] I believe are not very cordial with one another. Either alone would do better. Yours as ever A LINCOLN