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Tuesday, November 10, 1835.+-

New Salem, IL.

Lincoln writes Gov. Joseph Duncan: "Understanding that Mr. Levi Davis of Vandalia, is an applicant for the office of Auditor of Public Accounts, I take the liberty to say to you, that his appointment to that office would be entirely satisfactory to me, and, I doubt not, to most others who are the friends of qualification [sic] and—merit—" [Davis is appointed November 16, 1835.]Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Duncan, 10 November 1835, CW, 1:38.