Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Dear Addison: Springfield, Ills. July 22. 1849

On the other half of this sheet is what I hope may be both satisfactory and serviceable to you. [2] If any thing I have written for any body should be turned to your disadvantage, I could hardly ever forgive myself for the carelessness of so writing. Give my respects to my friends about you, particularly Lucas; [3] and tell him I am truly glad he is at a good understanding with the new Commissioner. [4] If letters have come to the Dept. in my favor since the appointment, may they not be sent to me? I should like to see them. I have now about forty such, nineteen (I believe) of which are from M.C.'s

I shall write Berdan to-day [5] on the matter of which you speak concerning him. He is as much of a gentleman as lives. Yours very truly A. LINCOLN---