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

To Mr. Atkinson [1]

Mr. Atkinson: I can not think of any cotton question to ask & I am really very tired. Will Mr. Atkinson please excuse me?

A. LINCOLN.

Annotation

[1]   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).