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Fitz Henry Warren to Abraham Lincoln, 30 April 18491
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT.
Appointment Office,
Sir:
I have the honor to inform you, that the Postmaster General has appointedWilliam W. Gray Postmaster atGraysvillein the State ofIllinoisin place ofSamuel H. Martin Removed2
I am, respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Fitz Henry Warren
Second Assistant Postmaster General.
To the HonorableA. LincolnSpringfieldIllinois
1Fitz Henry Warren signed this form letter.
2William W. Gray was postmaster of Grayville from April 1849 to August 1853, though he continued to perform the duties of the office until at least September 30, 1853.
Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971, NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls, Records of the Post Office Department, RG 28, 1845-1855, 18:200, 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), *475; 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), 532*; 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), 504*; Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1855 (Washington, DC: A. O. P. Nicholson, 1855), 334*.

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