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George W. Dole to Abraham Lincoln, 30 March 18481
Hon A LincolnDear Sir
You recd[received] from our mutual friends of this city Letters reccommending me to the appointment of Post master of this city, Will You do me the kindness to endorse those letters as to ^the^ standing and respectability of the writers & send them to me pr[per] mail, I wish to send them to the Post Master, I presume you will not refuse me and my friends this act of kindness, It may be that I can reciprocate this kindness sometime which I will do with pleasure
Respectfully
Your Obdt Servt[Obedient Servant]
Geo W Dole2will you please answer this on rect[receipt] of itG W Dole3
1George W. Dole wrote and signed this letter.
2Dole received the appointment as postmaster of Chicago, holding the position from 1851 to 1853.
Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1851 (Washington, DC: Gideon, 1851), *527; Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1853 (Washington, DC: Robert Armstrong, 1853), *499.
3Abraham Lincoln’s response, if he wrote one, has not been located.

Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress (Washington, DC)