Browse Items (81 total) for Abraham Lincoln Documents at the State Historical Society of Iowa

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to U.S. Postmaster General Montgomery Blair regarding commission of a postmaster for Tiffin, Ohio. April 24, 1862. Autograph Letter Signed.

Commission of James M. Tuttle (Van Buren Co, Iowa) as Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers, signed by Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. June 12, 1862. Tuttle, who entered military service as a captain of an Iowa company in May…

Letter from Iowa Adjutant General Nathaniel B. Baker to Abraham Lincoln recommending promotion for S.M. Preston, Assistant Adjutant General at the Headquarters Department of the Mississippi, St. Louis. July 10, 1862. Copy.

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Joseph A. Wright regarding Wright's prospects in an United States Congressional race in western Indiana. July 31, 1862. Wright, a former Indiana governor, was at the time filling a vacancy in the United States Senate…

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Wait Talcott indicating the President's intention to appoint Talcott a tax collector for the United States Department of Treasury in Illinois, and requesting good conduct toward Elihu Washburne. August 27, 1862.…

Appointment of Jesse T. Jarrett (Dubuque, Iowa) as Assessor of Taxes for the Third Collection District of Iowa, signed by Abraham Lincoln and U.S. Secretary of Treasury Salmon P. Chase. August 29, 1862. Jarrett had worked as a United States…

Letter from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln reporting conflicts with Arkansas Governor John S. Phelps and Brigadier General Frederick Steele in carrying out his command of the Department of the Missouri, and requesting that Phelps be…

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to General Samuel R. Curtis inquring on behalf of Chief John Ross whether the Cherokee Indian regiments at Fort Scott (Kansas), "could not occupy the Cherokee country, consistently with the public service." October 10,…

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to General Samuel R. Curtis informing him that he is being charged with speculating in cotton, but reassuring him that action will be delayed until the General has an opportunity to respond. November 6, 1862. Allegations…

Letter from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln discussing the charges of cotton speculation filed against him. General Curtis declares his innocence, expresses his opinion that the charges are an act of retaliation by unscrupulous traders…