- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
- Call number
- Pforz MS
- Physical description
- 1 item
- Preferred Citation
- Abraham Lincoln manuscript material : 1 item, Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, The New York Public Library
- Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
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Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States. To "the Surgeon General" [i.e., Joseph K. Barnes, acting Surgeon General] : 1 autograph note signed "A. Lincoln" : 4 Mar 1864 : (MISC 0162) : [no place] : reads, "If the Surgeon General has the means will he please give the information sought in ths letter." Written on the verso of a letter by Mrs. R. W. Twitchell to Alexander Ramsey, then U.S. senator from Minnesota. Mrs. Twitchell asks the senator to deliver an enclosed letter (now lost) to the president; her husband is a member of the 9th Minnesota Regiment Volunteer Infantry which at the time was stationed in Rolla, Missouri. Twitchell's letter is docketed, perhaps in Ramsey's hand, noting that she "wants this letter handed to the President." Bears the circular "received" stamp of the Surgeon General's Office, dated 5 Mar 1864; and an attestation signed "Martha" which reads, "This is the presidents own handwriting.".
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