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

To John P. Usher [1]

[c. March, 1865]

This application is made on the idea that the incumbent is to go out at the end of four years. A.L.


[1]   AES, DNA NR RG 48, Department of Interior, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Miscellaneous, Box 87. Lincoln's endorsement appears on an envelope labeled ``Hon. G. A. Colton, Paola, Kansas. Application for the office of Superintendent of Southern Indian Affairs.'' The U.S. Official Register, 1865, lists Elijah Sells of Iowa as superintendent of the Southern Agency.