Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 5.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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To Edwin M. Stanton [1]

There are potent reasons why this young man should be made a Lieut. if it can be done consistently with the public service

March 11, 1862. A. LINCOLN


[1]   AES, RPB. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a letter from Senator Garrett Davis recommending Joseph C. Breckinridge for a lieutenancy. He was appointed second lieutenant in the Second Artillery, April 14, 1862.