Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Hon: Secretary of the Interior Springfield, Ills.
Dear Sir: June 3. 1849

Vandalia, the Receivers office at which place is the subject of the within, is not in my District; and I have been much perplexed to express any preference between Dr. Stapp [2] & Mr. Remann. [3] If any one man is better qualified for such an office than all others, Dr. Stapp is that man; still I believe a large majority of the whigs of the District prefer Mr. Remann, who also is a good man. Perhaps the papers on file, will enable you to judge better than I can. The writers of the within are good men, residing within the Land District. Your Obt. Servt.

A. LINCOLN