Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Dear Sir. Springfield June 3. 1849---

It is now certain that either Mr. Butterfield or I will be commissioner of the General Land office. If you are willing to give me the preference, please write me to that effect, at Washington, whither I go, in a few days. Not a moment of time to be lost. Yours truly