George W. Rives to Abraham Lincoln, March 18491Paris Illinois
March 1849–Dr[Dear] Sir
I take pleasure in introducing to you Mr. H. W. Martin Esqr[Esquire] of EdgarHe is a Gentleman of high standing in my County– and desires to form some acquaintancies during his stay in the city connected with some business he is attending to. I hope you can give him some assistance with regard to his Visit to Washington City2Yours.
Verry. Respectfully.George. W. RivesToHon. A. Lincoln
Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress (Washington, DC).