Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To John J. Crittenden and Thomas Corwin [1]

Hon: John J. Crittenden, & Springfield, Illinois,
Hon: Thomas Corwin--- Sept. 2. 1850.

I suppose both of you have a slight general recollection of me; though nothing more, I am aware. My friend, John Addison, who will present this, desires a clerkship; and, for a reason which I do not wish to commit to paper, or even to speak of particularly, I very much wish he could be gratified. [2] I will only say, it will be righting him in a point, in which, I feel quite sure, he has been greatly wronged. As to his capacity and faithfulness, he will find abundant testimonials in Washington. Your Obt. Servt. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, PHC. President Fillmore appointed Governor Crittenden attorney general. Crittenden resigned as governor of Kentucky on July 22, 1850.

[2]   See letter to Addison, August 9, 1850, supra.