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Daniel P. King to Abraham Lincoln, 15 June 18491
My Dear Lincoln
I wish you the amplest success–2 but if you are disappointed I shall think it better for you to have a wider range–
I do not like the air of Washington & do not very earnestly desire to see my friends settle there–3
Yrs[Yours] very trulyD. P. King
1Daniel P. King wrote and signed this letter.
2King references the competition over who would replace Richard M. Young as commissioner of the U.S. General Land Office. Originally, only Justin H. Butterfield, James L. D. Morrison, and Cyrus Edwards were vying to become commissioner. Abraham Lincoln entered the competition after learning that Butterfield was favored over Morrison and Edwards. See the General Land Office Affair.
3Ultimately, neither Morrison, Edwards, nor Lincoln received the appointment; the job went to Butterfield instead. See the General Land Office Affair.

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