Edward O. Smith to Abraham Lincoln, 17 May 18491Decatur May 17th 1849Mr A LincolnDear Sir
The friends of Col[Colonel] Fred Reeman are moving in his favor for Receiver of the Land Office at Vandalia. I would just state that I believe it is the wish of the whigs of this region that he should receive the appointmt[appointment], and you would confer a favor upon the whigs of this section by using your influance to effect that object2Respectfully yoursE. O. Smith
Vandalia Illinois 1849
F. Roman Recommended by E O. Smith
2Frederick Remann was vying against James T. B. Stapp for the office of receiver of the U.S. General Land Office in Vandalia. Abraham Lincoln received several letters endorsing Remann, and on May 29, Remann himself wrote Lincoln requesting his recommendation. Stapp would receive the appointment and hold the position until at least 1851.
Alexander P. H. Doyle to Abraham Lincoln; Joseph T. Eccles to Abraham Lincoln; James Kennaday to Abraham Lincoln; George W. Powers and Others to Abraham Lincoln and Edward D. Baker; 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), 137; 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), 141; Illinois Journal (Springfield), 11 July 1849, 1:6; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 4 September 1850, 2:4.
Autograph Letter Signed, 2 page(s), Box 252, RG 48, Entry 15: Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 1833-1964, Divisional Records, 1843-1943, Records of the Appointments Division, 1817-1922, Field Office Appointment Papers, NACP.