John Davis to Abraham Lincoln, 7 March 18491
Hon. Mr. Lincoln
Sir if you will send to my address Fremont's report with the map,3 Mr. Corwin's Great Speech on ^the^ Mexican, ^war^4 and some of the latest interesting speeches that have been delivered you will very much oblige your humble servt.[servant].
John DavisP. S. The address I wish them sent to is
John Davis
^(Near Decatur)^ Hopewell Po.[Post office]
Macon Co.
Illinois.Yours RespectfullyJ. D.
Hon A. Lincoln.
1John Davis wrote and signed the letter.
2Davis was likely a student at Illinois College when he wrote this letter.
3In 1845, the U.S. government published explorer John C. Fremont’s report of his 1842-1844 expeditions west of the Missouri River.
J. C. Fremont, Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-’44 (Washington, DC: Blair and Rives, 1845).
4On February 11, 1847, Whig Congressman Thomas Corwin delivered a long speech in the U.S. Senate denouncing the Mexican War. The full text of the speech was printed in the Congressional Globe Appendix as well as in pamphlet form.
Speech of Mr. Corwin, of Ohio, on the Mexican War (Washington, DC: Towers, [1847]); Cong. Globe, 29th Cong., 2nd Sess., Appendix, 211-18.

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