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Tuesday, May 1, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Caleb B. Smith of Indiana, former colleague in Congress, now member of Mexican Claims Commission, asking him and George Evans, of Maine, to call on Ewing in behalf of Dr. Anson G. Henry, applicant for register of Minnesota Land Office. "I have always had a tolerably high hope that Mr. Ewing will appoint Henry, if he does not forget my peculiar anxiety about it." He writes memorandum stating that W. S. Wallace and Orville Paddock of Springfield, rivals for pension agent, are both good Whigs and business men. Abraham Lincoln to Caleb B. Smith, 1 May 1849, CW, 2:46; Memorandum Concerning Orville Paddock and William S. Wallace, [1 May 1849?], CW, 2:45.