Nathaniel Pope to Abraham Lincoln, 20 February 18491
Dear Sir
This will be handed to you by my young friend John Cook, whom I have known all his life and in whose wefare I feel a deep interest— He is as you have heard the son of the late Danl P— Cook and grandson of the late Governor Ninian Edwards
Mr Cook desires an office under the administration of Genl Taylor— But what the office is know not and so cannot speak of qualifications
You will do me a great personal kindness by making him favorably known to President Taylor and promoting his wishes for any office for which he is qualified—
I have the Honor to be Yr Obt Servt[Your Obedient Servant]Nathl PopeThe Hon. A. LincolnWashington City2
1Nathaniel Pope wrote this letter in its entirety.
2The Register of all Officers and Agents of the federal government as of September 30, 1849 does not include Cook.
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).

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