Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Dear Isaac: Springfield, Nov: 6. 1850

I have been absent on the circuit seven weeks, only getting home to the election; so that I could not answer your letter of the 16th. of Octr. till now. I am for you; and have written to the Department, that if the recommendations from your own county place you on very nearly equal ground with the best of your competitors, I desire that you may be appointed. I send the letter directly to the Department thinking it may be best not to lose the time of sending it to you first. Your friend as ever, A. LINCOLN