David King to Abraham Lincoln, 10 April 18491A Lincoln Esqr[Esquire]Dr[Dear] Sir
Some time since I address you at Washington, requesting you to call on Col Edwards & endeavor to procure, or have Col[Colonel] Edwards to forward, to my son Jno Nevin, a warrant for 160 acres of bounty land–2 Col Edwards has not been heard from– Will you have the goodness to inform me by return of mail, whether you procured the warrant & if not, whether there was any cause for its being witheld–3Yor Ob St[Your Obedient Servant],David KingNear Berlin
April 10th 1849
3Lincoln’s response, if he penned one, has not been located.
John N. King was a Mexican War veteran, having served in a non-combat role with Company D, Fourth Regiment of Illinois Volunteers. He applied for a bounty land warrant, but the Bureau of Pensions rejected his application.
Walter B. Hendrickson, ed., "The Happy Soldier: The Mexican War Letters of John Nevin King," Part 1, Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 46 (Spring 1953), 13-14, 15; Bounty-Land Warrant Applications Index, Warrant #47-160-54160, National Archives, Washington, DC, accessed 24 September 1850 https://www.fold3.com/record/641357480-john-nevin-king-private.
Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress (Washington, DC).