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

Recommendation for L. J. Czapkay [1]

Executive Mansion,
Washington, January 20, 1865.

I am not personally acquainted with Dr. L. J. Czapkay, of whom the letter on the other half of this sheet is written; but the writer is one of our United States Senators, of high standing, whom I cheerfully indorse; and I add that I hope Dr. Czapkay may have a pleasant sojourn in Europe and may find all reasonable facilities for effecting the objects of his visit. A. LINCOLN


[1]   Copy, DLC-RTL. The copy of Lincoln's letter written on Executive Mansion stationery is in John Hay's handwriting. A copy of Senator John Conness' letter of January 19, also in Hay's handwriting, is as follows:

``The bearer of this letter is a citizen of the U.S. and of Cal and is one of our most ardent patriots and a gentleman of wealth and discretion He has a letter of Commissioner Newton to represent that Department at the coming `International Exhibition' in Prussia. My object is to get an autograph letter from you with the condition precedent that no expense shall accrue from the proceeding.'' (Ibid.).