To Edward G. Miner 
My dear Sir: Feby. 19, 1858-
Mr. G. A. Sutton  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,  and let him consider it as intended as much for him as yourself. Your friend as ever A. LINCOLN
 ALS, owned by Edward G. Miner (grandson), Rochester, New York. Edward G. Miner was a Whig representative in the legislature from Scott County, 1846.
 Goyn A. Sutton, architect and builder, and mayor of Springfield (1860).
 William Ross of Pike County was a trustee of the Insane Asylum.