Peter Hagner to Abraham Lincoln, 19 March 18491Treasury Department
Third auditor's Office
March 19. 1849.Sir
On the 16. instant, sundry papers relative to a claim of Joseph Howard assigned to Hickox & Brothers for the hire of wagons for the use of men of Captain Daniel Newcomb's Compy[Company] of Illinois Volunteers in June 1846, amounting to 69 dollars, with a credit admitted of $37.22, was referred to this Office by the Second Auditor, the same appearing to have been transmitted to him by Thomas J. Campbell Esq.[Esquire] Clerk of the House of Representatives on the 13th instant–
The Hon: Secy of War having, on the 17. of Feby[February] 1848 upon a Report from this Office, decided said claim to be inadmissible, the purpose of this communication is respectfully to inquire the object of its reference a second time to this office–2I am very Respy[Respectfully]
Your Obt servt[Obedient servant]Peter Hagner AuditorHon. A. Lincolnlate of the House of Reps[Representatives]Springfield Illinois
2On April 2, 1849, Abraham Lincoln responded to Hagner, asking him to investigate whether legislation enacted since Secretary of War William L. Marcy’s original decision might allow payment of the claim, and asking Hagner to respond in writing to Lincoln. No further communication regarding this claim has been located.
Handwritten Letter Signed, 1 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress (Washington, DC).