Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton

Title

Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton

Description

Congressman Abraham Lincoln writes John M. Clayton regarding Martin P. Sweet's application for a diplomatic appointment, endorsing his candidacy. John M. Clayton was the Illinois Secretary of State and Martin P. Sweet was a Whig leader from Freeport, Illinois.

Creator

Lincoln, Abraham

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1849-06-23

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

300011
T1849.06.23
208050

Has Version

Journal of the ALA, 13:51

Transcription

Washington, June 23. 1849

Hon: J. M. Clayton

Dear Sir:

My friend Martin P. Sweet will probably be an applicant for some diplomatic appointment. A direct recommendation from me would be in conflict, as I think, with at least one recommendation I have already made, and might be excepted to by other aspirants in that portion of our state where I reside. After saying so much, it affords me great pleasure to bear testimony in behalf of Mr. Sweet's high merits intellectually, morrally and politically; and to repeat, what I have so often said, that some encouragement should be given to the North Western District of Illinois. I have not any doubt that in that District Mr. Sweet is the favorite, for any appointment which may be given.

Your Obt Servt

A. Lincoln

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
2 p
26 x 20 cm

Citation

Lincoln, Abraham, “Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 15, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/7915.