I do hereby certify that I was personally well acquainted with 2nd. Lieutenant Thomas Davis, who served for a time as a private in Captain Frank L. [S.?] Early's company, of the 1st. Regt. of Texas volunteers, and who was transfered from that service, by a commission of a 2nd. Lieutenancy in the United States Rifle Regiment, which Regiment served in Col. Harney's  Brigade, at the battle of Cerro Gordo, and who fell in that battle; that I am also well acquainted with the family to which said Lieut. Davis belonged; that his father has been dead for many years; that hisPage 465 mother, Maria Davis, a widow, is still living, at Springfield, Illinois, and that said Lieut. Davis was never married.
April 14th. 1848 A. LINCOLN---
A member of Congress.