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

To Thomas Ewing [1]

Hon: Secretary of the Interior Washington,
Sir: June 22. 1849

Please transmit to me the papers on file in your Dept. recommending me for Comr. of Genl. Land office, if not inconsistent with the rules of the Department. Your Obt. Servt. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, DLC. On the preceding day, Justin Butterfield had been appointed commissioner of the General Land Office by President Taylor.