Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 5.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Gideon Welles [1]

Respectfully submitted to the Navy Department, asking special attention, and as favorable action as may be consistent.

Aug. 22. 1862 A. LINCOLN


[1]   AES, NN. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a letter from Rear Admiral Samuel F. Du Pont, Port Royal, South Carolina, August 15, 1862, introducing ``my young friend and acting flag Lieutenant Mr [Samuel W.] Preston . . . from Illinois'' and recommending him for promotion to ``full Lieutenant.'' Preston was appointed lieutenant dating from August 1, 1862.