Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Hon: Secretary of State Springfield,
Dear Sir: Augt. 12. 1849

When I was about leaving Washington last I told you an anecdote by way of impressing on your memory the application of Allen Francis to be Consul at Glasgow, Scotland. I very much wish he could be obliged. He is part editor of the oldest paper in the state; and, being a practical printer, has worked constantly, setting type for it, eighteen years. He is tired, and has a right to be. His wife is a ``Scotchman'' and wishes to visit her father-land. Your Obt. Servt A. LINCOLN