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

Appointment of Thomas Webster, Jr. [1]

April 12, 1861

The above named gentlemen appear in person and press for the appointment of Thomas Webster Jr. as Collector of the Port at Philadelphia.

They say his appointment will give general satisfaction, while that of no other person will.

April 12, 1861.


[1]   AE, DLC-RTL. The endorsement is written on the bottom of a list of sixteen names headed ``Delegation of Philadelphia Merchants.'' Thomas Webster was not appointed, Chase's selection being William B. Thomas, wealthy flour manufacturer and abolitionist.