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Richard W. Thompson to Abraham Lincoln, 15 June [1849]1
Dr[Dear] Lincoln
I send you Ellis’ letter enclosed.2 I sent you Judahs’ yesterday3
Yrs[Yours]R W Thompson
1Richard W. Thompson wrote and signed this letter.
2The letter from Abner T. Ellis that Thompson references was not enclosed and has not been located. However, it was most likely a letter of reference for Abraham Lincoln’s appointment as commissioner of the U.S. General Land Office. In early June 1849, Lincoln sent a series of letters to numerous people requesting letters in support of his candidacy for commissioner.
3Samuel Judah’s letter has not been located. Thompson wrote Lincoln another letter June 14, 1849, regarding the contest for commissioner. Ultimately, neither Morrison, Edwards, nor Lincoln received the appointment; the job went to Butterfield instead. See the General Land Office Affair.

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