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Fitz Henry Warren to Abraham Lincoln, 31 March 18491
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT.
APPOINTMENT OFFICE,
Sir:
R. S. Updike. the Postmaster atTremontCounty ofTazewellState ofIllinois, has resigned, and recommends Dr. Alanson Stockwell as his successor–
Sixty one Citizens have, in a petition, recommended David Roberts.
Peter Menard thinks Dr. Stockwell is not a proper person for Postmaster, on account of his being a practicing Physician, & prefers Mr Roberts2
Before submitting this Case to the Postmaster General, I have to request the favor of any information you may possess, or be able conveniently to obtain, respecting it.
I have the honor to be,
Very respectfully, &c.[etc]
Fitz Henry Warren
Second Assistant Postmaster General.
Hon. A LincolnSpringfield Ill.
1Fitz Henry Warren signed his name to this form letter.
2Abraham Lincoln preferred David Roberts and recommended him for the position. Roberts received the appointment in May 1849 and held the job until 1860.
Benjamin F. James to Abraham Lincoln; 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), *489; 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), 550*; 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), *520; Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1855 (Washington, DC: A. O. P. Nicholson, 1855), 346*; Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1857 (Washington, DC: A. O. P. Nicholson, 1857), 346*; Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1859 (Washington, DC: William A. Harris, 1859), 74*; Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1861 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1862), 376*.

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