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

To Willie P. Mangum [1]

Hon: Willie P. Mangum: Springfield, Ills.
Dear Sir: June 4th. 1849

I understand the President has determined to give the General Land Office to Illinois; and if you would quite as soon I should have it as any other Illinoian, I shall be grateful if you will write me to that effect at Washington, where I expect to be soon.

A private despach from thence, tells me the appointment has been postponed three weeks from the first Inst. for my benefit. No time to lose. Your Obt. Servt. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Mangum was senator from North Carolina.