[2]   Lincoln's recommendation of Wallace has not been found, the document having disappeared from the Interior Department files, but the covering jacket which remains in the file indicates that Wallace was appointed May 31, 1849. The letter recommending William Butler (supra, April 7) may never have been sent, Butler having refused the recommendation in hopes of obtaining the receivership of the land office for which Lincoln would not recommend him, and Lincoln's recommendation of Wallace may have been made instead of Butler.

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