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

To Richard S. Thomas [1]

Dear Richard: Washington, Jany. 1- 1848.

Your letter of the 23rd. Decr. is received, as also the Petition you mention. When documents become plenty, which they have not yet, I will send them to you. There is a good deal of diversity among the whigs here, as to who shall be their candidate for the Presidency; but I think it will result in favor of Genl. Taylor.

As to Mr. Graham's [2] application for a Lieutenancy, I have already submitted it to the President, in the best way I could think ofPage  423 to give it chance of success. I wrote him about it; and do not know any thing more that I can do for him. You know I can have no intimacy with the President, which might give me personal influence with him. In great haste Yours as ever--- A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, IHi.

[2]   See letter to President Polk, December 8, 1847, supra.