Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To James K. Polk [1]

His Excellency, the President. Washington, Decr. 11. 1847

Some days since I transmitted to you the application of Mr. Rhoads of Pekin Illinois, for a Lieutenancy. Since then I have received the enclosed letter of Hon: E. D. Baker, in his behalf, which I now take the liberty of submitting to you. Your Obt. Servt.



[1]   ALS, IHi. See also letter of December 8, 1847, supra. The army records do not show that Rhoads was ever appointed.