Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  46

To Caleb B. Smith [1]

Hon. C. B. Smith: Springfield, Ills.
Dear Sir: May 1. 1849

You remember my anxiety that Dr. A. G. Henry of this place, should be appointed Register of the Land Office at Minesota.

Since I left Washington, I have heard nothing of the matter. I suppose Mr. Evans [2] of Maine, and yourself are constantly together now. I incline to believe he remembers me, and would not hesitate to oblige me, where he conveniently could.

Now I will do twice as much for both of you, some time, if he and you will take some leisure moment to call on Mr. Ewing, and, in as graceful a way as possible, urge on him the appointment of Henry. I have always had a tolerably high hope that Mr. Ewing will appoint Henry, if he does not forget my peculiar anxiety about it.

Write me soon. Your friend as ever A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, CSmH.

[2]   George Evans, ex-senator from Maine, and Caleb B. Smith, ex-representative from Indiana, were appointed by President Taylor to a board investigating claims of American citizens against Mexico.