John H. Morrison to Abraham Lincoln, 26 April 18491Wyoming Stark County Ills.
26th. April 1849.Hon. A LincolnDear Sir,
After I parted from you I spent a few days with my friends in Pa. and did not reach home until the 1st day of this Month.2
I visited Tremont during the sitting of the Circuit Court and had anticipated the pleasure of meeting you but was disappointed.3
Enclosed please find $20. in payt[payment] of that Amt.[Amount] which you were so Kind as to advance to me in Washington. Accept of my gratitude for the accommodation.Respectfully Yours &c[etc]John H. Morrison
2Morrison was eager for an appointment to a federal office, and he traveled to Washington, DC, in late February or early March 1849, to promote his claim. On March 11, 1849, Lincoln wrote letters to Secretary of State John M. Clayton, Secretary of War George W. Crawford, and other cabinet members on Morrison’s behalf.
Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress (Washington, DC).