Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Ewing, 19 June 18491
Hon: T. EwingSecretary &c.[etc]Sir:
My friend, N G. Wilcox is an applicant to be Receiver of the Land Office at Stillwater Minesota; and I sincerely hope he may succeed– He is every way worthy of the office– I have once seen his devotion to principle put to the severest test, and come out unshaken– My confidence in him unlimited–2
Your Obt Servt[Obedient Servant]A. Lincoln
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June 21 1849
Receiver at Stillwater.
N Greene Wilcox Applies
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Recommended by Hon. A. Lincoln–
1Abraham Lincoln wrote and signed this letter.
2In March 1849, Lincoln recommended Nathaniel G. Wilcox for a pursership in the U.S. Navy, which Wilcox did not receive. President Zachary Taylor appointed Wilcox receiver of the U.S. General Land Office in Stillwater, Minnesota. Wilcox held the position until 1852.
Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1849 (Washington, DC: Gideon, 1849), 138; Augustus B. Easton, History of the Saint Croix Valley (Chicago: H. C. Cooper, Jr., 1909), 1:356.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2 page(s), Division of Politics and Reform, National Museum of American History (Washington, DC).