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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1849
|Abraham Lincoln to John Addison regarding the General Land Office
|22 July 1849
|Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
|Correspondence; Land transaction document
|Hopes that his writing on the "other half of the sheet" (not present) referred to is useful to Addison, Clerk of the General Land Office. Asks Addison to give Lucas (possibly Josiah Lucas, another clerk of the Land Office) his respects. Comments that he is glad Lucas has reached an understanding with the new commissioner, Justin Butterfield, who was appointed to the post instead of Lincoln. Asks if letters in his favor were sent to the Department and expresses that he would like to see them. Plans to notify James Berdan of "the matter of which [Addison speaks] concerning him," possibly an appointment to the Land Office. Free frank by Lincoln, as member of Congress, appears on verso.
|President Office Seeker Government and Civics Land Transaction Westward Expansion Immigration and Migration Politics
|Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) John Addison (fl. 1849) Lucas, Josiah (fl. 1849) Butterfield, Justin (1790-1855)
|The Presidency; Government & Politics; Westward Expansion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The General Land Office was created by Congress in 1812 as a way of surveying the vast amount of uncharted land in America.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859