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25. Lincoln to Wait Talcott indicating appointment for Talcott

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Title

25. Lincoln to Wait Talcott indicating appointment for Talcott

Description

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. Talcott, a Rockford, Illinois merchant, had employed Lincoln as a lawyer in a prominent 1854 lawsuit. Washburne, a Galena, Illinois attorney active in Illinois Whig and Republican politics during the 1840s and 1850s, had played an important national role in Lincoln's presidential election campaign . Autograph Letter Signed.

Date

1862-08-27

Contributor

Becki Plunkett and Stephen Vincent

Rights

Copyright State Historical Society of Iowa. Information at http://www.iowahistory.org/libraries/services-and-fees/conditions-for-image-reproductions.html

Digital Reproduction Information

Original scanned at 600 dpi w/ sRGB color space.

Repository

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines

Repository Collection

Special Collections: Abraham Lincoln Collection

Digital item created

9/25/2008

Transcription

Executive Mansion, Washington Aug. 27, 1862 Hon. Wait Talcott My dear Sir[,] I have determined to appoint you collector. I now have a very special request to make of you, which is that you will make no war upon Mr. Washburn, who is also my friend of longer standing than yourself. I shall oblige if you can do something for him if occasion presents. Yours truly[,] A Lincoln