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

Form Letter [To James M. McLean?] [1]

Dear Sir. Springfield June 3. 1849---

It is now certain that either Mr. Butterfield or I will be commissioner of the General Land office. If you are willing to give me the preference, please write me to that effect, at Washington, whither I go, in a few days. Not a moment of time to be lost. Yours truly



[1]   Copy by Mary Todd Lincoln, ICU. This copy is annotated ``presumably to J.M. McLean at Lawrenceville, Ill.'' Probably Mary Lincoln penned other copies which have not survived. See the similar form letter to D.G. [Duff Green], June 5, infra.