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

To Zachary Taylor

His Excellency the President &c. Springfield, Ills.
Dear Sir: March 15. 1850

I understand some one of our Ohio friends will probably be appointed Minister to Brazil; and if so, I hope Hon: Robert C. Schenck may be the man. In expressing a preference for Mr. Schenck over others of his own State, I do not mean to say that hePage  78 is less worthy than any out of his state; but were I to not limit myself as I do, I should probably come in collision with some recommendation of my own, formerly made; or, perhaps with the interests of some friend of my own state. Your Obt. Servt.

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, DNA FS RG 59, Appointment Papers. Robert C. Schenck served as U.S. representative 1843-1851 and was minister to Brazil, also accredited to Uruguay, Paraguay, and the Argentine, 1851-1853.