Abraham Lincoln Note, Signed, Lincoln replies to “My Dear Madam…”
In full: “The most I can say is that when the time comes, if it has been made to appear that the appointment of your friend of the Post-Office at Oskaloosa, will be as satisfactory of the people there, as would that of any other person, he will probably receive it; otherwise not. / Yours truly / A. Lincoln.”
Not in Collected Works. An unusual note displaying a deft hand at blowing off persistent office-seekers while using acerbic wit.
Very good; narrow paper panel along left edge on verso.
Lincoln, Abraham. Autograph Note, signed “A. Lincoln.” [Washington, D.C.]: no date [c1861?]. 4.75″ x 3″ on lined writing paper, addressed to an unknown lady, “My Dear Madam.”