Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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Endorsement: Jonathan K. Cooper to Lincoln [1]

[c. May 7, 1858]

I do not know Mr. Phelps; but I do know Mr. Cooper to be a good and true man.

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   AES, DLC-RTL. Jonathan K. Cooper of Peoria wrote Lincoln on May 7, 1858, asking his influence with Governor William H. Bissell to obtain for George Phelps of Lewistown, Illinois, appointment to the post of prosecuting attorney, recently vacated by resignation of John S. Bailey of McDonough County.