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

To Simon Cameron [1]

Hon. Sec. of War Executive Mansion
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


[1]   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.