Abraham Lincoln to James K. Polk, 11 December 18471
His Excellency, the President.
Some days since I transmitted to you the application of Mr Rhoads of Pekin Illinois, for a Lieutenancy– Since then I have received the enclosed letter of Hon: E. D. Baker, in his behalf, which I now take the liberty of submitting to you–2
Your Obt Servt[Obedient Servant] A. Lincoln
1Abraham Lincoln wrote and signed the letter.
2The enclosure has not been located. It does not appear that Franklin L. Rhoads received a commission.

Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).