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

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Sims Morris, a delegate from Menard County, Illinois instructed to support Lincoln as the party's Illinois 3rd District U.S. Congressional candidate at a May 1, 1843 Whig state convention. Lincoln affirms his…

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Hawkins Taylor, a prominent Republican from Keokuk, Iowa who had represented Lee County in the state's first territorial legislature. Lincoln comments on the demands for public appearances during the presidential…

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Hawkins Taylor, a prominent Republican of Keokuk, Iowa who had represented Lee County in the state's first territorial legislature. Lincoln comments on Stephen A. Douglas' prospects of becoming the Democratic…

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to M.B. (Martin B.) Miner acknowledging receipt of letter and newspaper clipping. August 11, 1860. Miner, an attorney in Jerseyville, Illinois, was a political and legal associate. Lincoln relied heavily on supporters to…

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to U.S. Postmaster General Montgomery Blair regarding appointment of Edwin Cowles as postmaster in Cleveland, Ohio. March 12, 1861. Notwithstanding the crisis associated with southern secession then gripping the nation,…

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to U.S. Postmaster General Montgomery Blair regarding a Virginia postal appointment. March 13, 1861. Autograph Letter Signed.

Petition of William McLaughlin (and other officers of the 1st & 2nd Ohio Volunteer regiments) to Abraham Lincoln recommending appointment of Samuel R. Curtis to the office of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army. July 8, 1861. Curtis was a West Point…

Petition from Lt. Col. James M. Tuttle (and other officers of the 2nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry) to Abraham Lincoln recommending appointment of Samuel R. Curtis to the office of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army. July 1861. Autograph Document Signed.

Commission of Thomas J. McKean (Linn County, Iowa) as Additional Paymaster, signed by Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Simon Cameron. August 7, 1861. McKean represented Linn County at Iowa's first Constitutional Convention in 1844. Document…

Commission of Samuel R. Curtis (Keokuk, Iowa) as Brigadier General in U.S. Army (Volunteers), signed by Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Simon Cameron. August 18, 1861. Document Signed