Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  63

To Elisha Embree [1]

Dear Judge Springfield, Ills. Sept. 12. 1849

Your letter asking my aid in behalf of your friend Stickney [2] has been received. I had already made a recommendation for the Secretaryship of Oregon; I however mentioned that, and then endorsed you and Webb [3] in the strongest terms I could and sent your letters to Mr. Clayton. Please accept my thanks for your kind letter to the President in my behalf; and also the expression of my deep regret for your failure in the late congressional contest. I did not, however, dare to hope for your success. There was too much against you. Your friend as ever A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, In.

[2]   Lyman D. Stickney of New Harmony, Indiana.

[3]   Possibly Lincoln's old friend Edwin B. Webb of nearby White County, Illinois.