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

To William Dennison [1]

February 6, 1865

Mr. Washburne has presented me all the papers in this case; and finding Mrs. Bushnell as well recommended as any other, & she being the widow of a soldier who fell in battle for the Union, let her be appointed. A. LINCOLN

Feb. 6. 1865


[1]   ALS, owned by Mrs. Karl Wentsel, Sterling, Illinois. Mrs. Emily J.C. Bushnell, widow of Major Douglas R. Bushnell, Thirteenth Illinois Volunteers, whoPage  262

was killed on November 27, 1863, at the battle of Ringgold, Georgia, was appointed postmaster at Sterling, Illinois, to succeed L. K. Hawthorn (U.S. Official Register,1865).