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

To William L. Marcy [1]

Honr Wm L Marcy Washington
Secretary of War April 20. 1848

Sir I nominate for appointment to the Military Academy from the 7th Congr District of Illinois Hezekiah H Garber [2] of that District Very respectfully Your Obt Svt A. LINCOLN


[1]   LS, DNA RG 94 U.S. Military Academy File 117.

[2]   Hezekiah H. Garber, son of Jacob Garber of Petersburg, Illinois, received the appointment. Upon completing his training at West Point, he served in the army until his death, October 12, 1859, at Fort Hoskins, Oregon.