Leander Munsell to Abraham Lincoln, 23 April 18461
Hon Abm LincolnDear Sir
I trouble You a with a line in regards to the Grandview Office– From my Knowledge of the condition of things at Grandview I have no doubt that J. V. Brown Should receive the appointment of P. M.[Postmaster] at that place before Mr Payne or any other Known applicant– If you will aid his appointment you will oblige me–2
In regard to the office at this place better let it remain as it is, any change particularly the appointment of Mr Reeve would give much dissatisfaction we think if a change is made, we have whigs in Town with as good claims as Mr Reeve who lives 5 Miles in the County
Sincerely Ys[Yours]L Munsell
1Leander Munsell wrote and signed the letter.
2William K. Payne lived in Grand View until after the Civil War, and he served as the village’s postmaster for twelve years.
The History of Coles County, Illinois (Chicago: Wm. Le Baron, Jr., 1879), 603.

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