Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Edward G. Miner, Esq. Springfield,
My dear Sir: Feby. 19, 1858-

Mr. G. A. Sutton [2] is an applicant for Superintendent of the addition to the Insane Asylum; and I understand it partly depends on you whether he gets it. Mr. Sutton is my fellow-townsman, and friend; and I therefore wish to say for him, that he is a man of sterling integrity; and, as a master-mechanic, or builder, not surpassed by any in our city, or any I have known anywhere, so far as I can judge. I hope you will consider me as being really interested for Mr. Sutton, and not as writing this merely to relieve myself of importunity. Please show this to Col. Wm. Ross, [3] and let him consider it as intended as much for him as yourself. Your friend as ever A. LINCOLN