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Anderson M. Blackburn to Abraham Lincoln, 8 April 18491
Hon, A LincolnDr[Dear] Sir
I have to day according to your request written to the P. O. Dep reccommending A L Sturgess for P. M.[Postmaster] here–2 I have consulted with our most prominent men & find that he is their choice & a very suitable man & withal a good Whig
Truly yoursA. M. BlackburnP. S.
I am anxious to get the last report of the Comr of Patents– Have you one to spare or can you tell me where I can get one
B–3
1Anderson M. Blackburn wrote and signed the letter and the postscript.
2Abraham Lincoln’s request, if made in written form, has not been located.
3Lincoln’s response, if he penned one, has not been located.
Alvin L. Sturges received the appointment as postmaster on April 27, 1849 and held the position until January 16, 1854.
Fitz Henry Warren to Abraham Lincoln; Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971, NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls, Records of the Post Office Department, RG 28, 1845-1855, 18:122, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; 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),*492; 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),*553; 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), 522*.

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