To Simon Cameron 
My dear Sir August 6. 1861
Mr. Senator Latham wishes Judson Haycock to be a 2nd. Lieut. of 1st. Dragoons, in place Charles Stewart Brooks rejected by the Senate. If this place is open, as Mr. Latham thinks, oblige him in this matter. Yours truly A. LINCOLN
 ALS, owned by Paul B. Freeland, Crowley, Louisiana. On the letter appears an unsigned endorsement, ``To be done.'' According to Senator Milton S. Latham's request, Judson Haycock was appointed second lieutenant to date from August 16, 1861, and was confirmed by the Senate on February 3, 1862. The appointment of Charles Stewart Brooks was rejected by the Senate on August 5, 1861.