Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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Hon: Silas Reed Springfield, Illinois,
Surveyor General &c. June 3rd. 1841

My object in trou[bling you] with this is to procure a contract of the [?] Surveying. You are favourably known by ma[ny promin]ent citizens of this city, and, in case you [shall be] disposed toPage  253 treat my application favourably, I will procure any sort of recommendation from them that you may require. [2] Yours with respect


P.S. I have concluded to send two or three recommendations at this time, thinking it might enable you to decide on my application without further delay. J.M.N.

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