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

To John Murray [1]

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

Annotation

[1]   ALS, owned by Mrs. H. L. Murray, Minneapolis, Minnesota. John Murray of Belleville, Illinois, had served as state senator from St. Clair County 1836-1840.

[2]   Ninian W. Edwards.

[3]   John T. Stuart.

[4]   This letter is presumably not extant.

[5]   Edward D. Baker and Justin Butterfield.