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Fitz Henry Warren to Abraham Lincoln, 10 May 18491
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT.
Appointment Office,
Sir:
I have the honor to inform you, that the Postmaster General has appointedWilliam K. PaynePostmaster atGrandviewin the State ofIllinoisin place of J. F. Whitney– Resigned.2
I am, respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Fitz Henry Warren
Second Assistant Postmaster General.
To the HonorableA. Lincoln,Springfield,Illinois–
1Fitz Henry Warren signed his name to this form letter.
2In March 1849, William K. Payne wrote Abraham Lincoln requesting his assistance in replacing James F. Whitney.
Payne had previously been postmaster of Grand View from December 1836 to May 1841 and from July 1841 to February 1845, and his third tenure would last until May 1853.
Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971 , NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls, Records of the Post Office Department, RG 28, 1832-1844, 12B:492, 1845-1855, 18:48, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; The Biennial Register of all Officers and Agents in the Service of the United States (Washington, DC: Blair & Rives, 1838), 278*; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1839 (Washington, DC: A. B. Claxton, 1839), 260*; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, from the Thirtieth September, 1841, to the Thirtieth September, 1843 (Washington, DC: J. & G. S. Gideon, 1843), 542*; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1845 (Washington, DC: J. & G. S. Gideon, 1845), *387; 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*.

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