Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Hon J. C. Ten Eyck Executive Mansion,
My dear Sir. Washington, Sep. 19, 1864.

Dr. J. R. Freese, now editor of a leading Union Journal in New-Jersey, resided, for a time, in Illinois, when & where I made his acquaintance, and since when I have enjoyed much of his friendship. He is somewhat wounded with me now, that I do not recognize him as he thinks I ought. I wish to appoint him a Provost-Marshal in your State. May I have your approval? Yours truly