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

To Thomas Ewing [1]

Hon: Secretary of the Interior: Springfield,
Dear Sir: July 5. 1849

I have a friend here, William Porter, who desires the job of examining the Land Offices in the North-West, if such a job is to be given out. I also desire him to have it; and while at Washington I filed a letter of his, with my indorsement upon it to that effect. [2] IPage  57 do not know that a citizen of my district, or even of Illinois is to receive this little favor, and if not, I have no preference to express between applicants elsewhere. What I do ask is, that, if any citizen of my district, and particularly of my own town, is to receive it, Mr. Porter may be the man. Your Obt. Servt A. LINCOLN.

Annotation

[1]   ALS, DLC-Ewing Papers.

[2]   June 23, vide supra.