Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  434

To Edward G. Miner [1]

Edward G. Miner, Esq. Springfield,
My dear Sir: Feby. 19, 1858-

Mr. G. A. Sutton [2] is an applicant for Superintendent of the addition to the Insane Asylum; and I understand it partly depends on you whether he gets it. Mr. Sutton is my fellow-townsman, and friend; and I therefore wish to say for him, that he is a man of sterling integrity; and, as a master-mechanic, or builder, not surpassed by any in our city, or any I have known anywhere, so far as I can judge. I hope you will consider me as being really interested for Mr. Sutton, and not as writing this merely to relieve myself of importunity. Please show this to Col. Wm. Ross, [3] and let him consider it as intended as much for him as yourself. Your friend as ever A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, owned by Edward G. Miner (grandson), Rochester, New York. Edward G. Miner was a Whig representative in the legislature from Scott County, 1846.

[2]   Goyn A. Sutton, architect and builder, and mayor of Springfield (1860).

[3]   William Ross of Pike County was a trustee of the Insane Asylum.