Abraham Lincoln to William L. Marcy, 17 July 18481House of Representatives July 17– 1848Hon: Secretary of WarDear Sir:
A claim of Dr A.. G. Henry, late of Pekin, Illinois, for transportation, and some other expenses of volunteers, has been in part disallowed by the accounting officers, as not being within the Joint Resolution of March 3, 1847–2 His account, together with his evidence of it's correctness, is in the Third Auditor's office, and have now to request that you will direct a re-examination of the claim, under the act of June 2, 1848. a ^printed^ copy of which herewith enclosed– I also enclose a copy of former proceedings in the case–3Very RespectfullyA Lincoln
2When the Mexican War commenced, Anson G. Henry assisted Edward Jones, a lawyer from Tremont, in raising a company of volunteers from the Pekin area. Henry accompanied the company to Springfield and later Alton, where it became Company G of the Fourth Illinois Volunteer Regiment. Henry’s denied claim was for $430.38.
Harry E. Pratt, "Dr. Anson G. Henry: Lincoln's Physician and Friend," Lincoln Herald 45 (October 1943): 12; “A Resolution to Refund Money to the States Which Have Supplied Volunteers and Furnished Them Transportation During the Present War Before Being Mustered and Received into the Service of the United States,” 3 March 1847, Statutes at Large of the United States 9 (1862):206-7.
3The enclosures were not included and have not been located.
“An Act to Refund Money for Expenses Incurred, Subsistence or Transportation Furnished, for the Use of Volunteers During the Present War, Before Being Mustered into the Service of the United States,” 2 June 1848, Statutes at Large of the United States 9 (1862):236.
Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s), Box 3, Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).