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

To William A. Crafts [1]

Wm. A. Crafts, Esq Washington,
Dear Sir: Feb. 6. 1849

Yours of the 31st. of Jany. was received two or three days since. I know Mr. Asahel Thayer, [2] and have the impression that he is not able to pay any thing. Besides his brother Martin Thayer, of Philadelphia, he has a brother, Joseph Thayer, at Springfield, Illinois, who is pecuniarily, in good circumstances. Still, my impression of Asahel is as I have stated; but, lest I be mistaken, I send your letter to a friend in Springfield, with the request that he will ascertain the material facts and write you. Your Obt. Servt.



[1]   ALS, MH. There are two docketings on the verso: ``F.D. Crafts matter'' and ``Crafts & Thayer.'' Efforts to identify Crafts have been unsuccessful.

[2]   Asahel Thayer resided in Morgan County, Illinois.