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Theophilus L. Dickey to Abraham Lincoln, 30 November 18491
Hon A. LincolnDr[Dear] Sir–
I cheerfully endorse all that Judge Caton has been pleased to say in behalf of Dr Guilbert & may be permitted to add that the Dr is a genuine Whig and has done some service for us as a party and especially in support of our gallant old Chieftan in the last presidential canvass
I am most truly YoursT. L. Dickey2
1Theophilus L. Dickey wrote and signed this letter. Abraham Lincoln enclosed this letter in a letter to Secretary of State John M. Clayton, December 7, 1849.
2Judge John D. Caton also endorsed Edward A. Guilbert to Lincoln, and Lincoln enclosed Caton’s letter of recommendation in his December 7 letter to Clayton.
Guilbert does not appear in the official registers of the officers and agents of the federal government for 1849, 1851, and 1853, so apparently he did not receive an appointment.
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); 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); 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).

Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s), RG 59, Entry 760: Appointment Records, Applications and Recommendations for Office, Applications and Recommendations for Public Office, 1797-1901, NACP.