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Fitz Henry Warren to Abraham Lincoln, 22 March 18491
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT.
Appointment Office,
Sir:
I have the honor to inform you, that the Postmaster General has appointedPreston ButlerPostmaster at Decatur in the State ofIllinois (Macon Co) in place of Alexander Mahood Resigned.2
I am, respectfully,
Your obedient servant
,
Fitz Henry Warren
Second Assistant Postmaster General.
To the Honorable Abm LincolnSpringfield Illinois
1Fitz Henry Warren signed his name to this form letter.
2Alexander Mahood remained postmaster until March 31, when Preston Butler succeeded him. Butler remained postmaster until sometime after September 30, 1851.
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), *471; 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), *528.

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