To William P. Fessenden 
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
 ALS, IHi. Cyrus M. Allen of Vincennes, Indiana, was recommending his fellow townsman, Joseph G. Bowman, who had formerly resided in Wabash County, Illinois, and served with Lincoln in the Illinois legislature in 1839. Bowman was appointed assessor of Internal Revenue, First District, Indiana, 1865.