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

You perceive the object of the inclosed paper. I personally know Majr. Fellows to be worthy of either of the offices mentioned. The signers of the paper are of the ``tip top'' whigs of Illinois. One of them is now a circuit judge, one other has been such, one is now U.S. District Attorney, and the others are all lawyers of high standing. I fully indorse Majr. Fellows and them, reserving only, that I have already recommended S. Francis for the Secretaryship of Oregon. Your Obt. Servt. A. LINCOLN