Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Endorsement Concerning Winston Somers [1]

I personally know Dr. Somers & suppose his appointment will be proper if the vacancy exists. A. LINCOLN

Jan. 11. 1865.


[1]   AES, owned by Dale Carnegie, New York City. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a petition of Thompson R. Webber and other citizens of Champaign County, Illinois, recommending Dr. Winston Somers for surgeon of the Board of Enrollment for the Seventh District in Illinois. Dr. Somers was appointed January 13, 1865, to replace Dr. Joseph T. Miller, resigned.