Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
November 21, 1864

Hon. Secretary of the Treasury please see & hear Hon. Mr. Allen who will present this. Mr. Allen's representations may be safely relied on; and if the removal he seeks shall be made, I personally know that a better man can not be found for the vacancy than Joseph G. Bowman. In fact I should dislike to appoint any other, he being an applicant A. LINCOLN

Nov. 21. 1864