J. E. Flannigan to William Butler

Title

J. E. Flannigan to William Butler

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1861-06-19

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Language

en

Identifier

500443

Transcription

Benton Ill. June 19 1861

Hon. William Butler

Springfield Ills.

Dear Sir,

John M. Clemenston States attorney for this circuit, has left the state. I will divolve upon the Governor to fill the vacancy. I am an applicant for the appointment and if you can consistently do any thing for me it will place me under many obligations to you and if even I have an opportunity to reciprocate the favor, I will be most happy to do so. I am the only lawyer in the Dist who supported Lincoln and the Republican cause. Except H. W. Smith of this place and he informs me that he has addressed a letter to the Governor recommending my appointment, E. V. Pierce of this place O. R. Desiten of Marion & Allison of Vienna are applicants. I think I am entitled to the appointment else I should not ask it. Col Cantrell says he will be after his Bull soon. No news

Your friend-

J. E. Flannigan

I have now

Hatch Dubois &

Phillips.


J E Flannigan

asking appointment

I would be pleased if it meets your views to see this Mr Flannigan appointed,

Yours - Butler

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“J. E. Flannigan to William Butler,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed August 22, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/1442.