Cornelius B. Adams to Abraham Lincoln, 28 April 18491April 28th 1849.
Washington.Hon A LincolnDear Sir,
Will you write me a letter to Mr Ewing of Home Department ^that I may get^ to give me a place under him? You will recollect me ^as^—correspondent of Philadelphia D. News, last winter.
I am still connected with the News, and shall be write for it again next winter.Truly YoursC. B Adams2
2Abraham Lincoln’s letter on behalf of Adams, if he penned one, has not been located.
Adams received appointment as a clerk in the Office of the Auditor of the Treasury for the Post Office Department, a position he held until 1853.
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), 22; 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), 24; Alfred Hunter, comp., The Washington and Georgetown Directory, Strangers' Guide-Book for Washington, and Congressional and Clerks' Register (Washington, DC: Kirkwood & McGill, 1853), 1.
Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress (Washington, DC), .