To Mr. Atkinson 
Mr. Atkinson: I can not think of any cotton question to ask & I am really very tired. Will Mr. Atkinson please excuse me?
 Charles F. Heartman Catalog, April 2, 1927, No. 214. According to the catalog description, Lincoln's note is written on both sides of a visiting card. Atkinson may have been Robert J. Atkinson, who resigned as Third Auditor of the Treasury in June, 1864. See Lincoln to Chase, June 15, 1864, supra (VII, 392).