Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 4.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Memorandum: Maryland Appointments [1]

April 11, 1861

Gov. Hicks, on the 11th. of April 1861, advises that Maryland appointments be delayed 8 or 10 days. He also recommends that, as to such appointments, I take the advice of H. W. Davis, Thomas Swann, J. Bond Chaplin, and W. H. Purnell. [2]

I wish French S. Evans to be deputy collector, or deputy Naval officer. [3]


[1]   AD, DLC-RTL.

[2]   Representative Henry Winter Davis, President Thomas Swann of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and William H. Purnell, whom Lincoln appointed postmaster at Baltimore. J. Bond Chaplin has not been identified.

[3]   This is written on the verso. Evans was appointed deputy naval officer.