Abraham Lincoln to Peter Hagner, 6 January 18481
Dear Sir:
Enclosed are some papers pertaining to a claim of Dr Argyle W. Furr,– Supposing it might do good, and could do no harm, I have added my certificates of the genuineness of Col Baker's signatures– Will you please examine them, and address me at the House of Representatives?2
Very RespectfullyA. Lincoln,

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Dr Argyle W. Furr
Two3 accounts for Medical Services as Surg. asst[surgeon's assistant] to 4th regt[regiment] Ill. Vol.[Volunteers] under Col.[Colonel] Baker
Recd[Received] Jany[January] 7 1848.
Referred to Surg General
same day
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Col. [?]
1Abraham Lincoln wrote and signed the letter. Two unknown persons authored the docketing on the back page. Originally, this document likely enclosed Endorsement of Abraham Lincoln to Unknown, although the two documents have become separated and are now located in different repositories.
2Peter Hagner’s response, if he wrote one, has not been located.
3"Three" changed to "Two”.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).