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

To Thomas Ewing [1]

Hon: Secretary of the Home Department Springfield, Ills.
Dear Sir: April 10. 1849

I have been requested to say something to the Department in relation to the Land offices and officers at Kaskaskia in this state. They are a great distance from me, and not in my district; so that my information is too limited to enable me to speak properly on the question. Cols. J. L. D. Morrison, and R. B. Servant [2] are two good and true men residing in the district; and I have concluded to indorse in advance, whatever they may concur in saying to the Department in relation to those offices. Your Obt. Servt.

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, IHi.

[2]   Richard B. Servant, who had been state senator from Randolph County when Lincoln was in the legislature.