Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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Endorsement: John S. Wolfe to Lincoln [1]

[June 1, 1859]

Yes, use my name by way of reference, if J. M. Palmer says so. I put it on this condition because my personal acquaintance with you is not sufficient for me to act on my own knowledge Yours &c.

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   AES, IHi. Wolfe wrote from Carlinville on June 1, 1859, that he was about to enter a law partnership with ``Jarvis Wilkinson, a member of the N. Y. Bar,'' and wished to use Lincoln's name as a reference.