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

Annotation

[1]   AES, InFtwL. Lincoln's letter is written on a letter of William D. Kelley, Philadelphia, October 3, 1864, to an unidentified person:

``My dear friend Will you look over the enclosed papers and get the subject fairly before the President soon as possible I know the parties, Miss Porters father & two uncles were lunatics, and from this trouble will send her to the asylum. Dr. Gardner is an eminent physician. I know all the parties & hope the President will grant the prayer if possible I am nearly worn out.''

The papers are not with the letter and the case has not been identified.