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Sunday, July 22, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes patronage letters. He asks John Addison to forward letters arriving at Land Office supporting Lincoln for commissioner. "I should like to see them. I have now about forty such." He informs James Berdan that Berdan is now being considered for appointment by Butterfield. "I took the precaution to withdraw the letters filed in my favor for Comr.; so that the very pretty one you wrote for me, can not rise in judgment against you." He also sends testimonial to Secretary Ewing for George H. Holtzman, clerk applicant. Abraham Lincoln to John Addison, 22 July 1849, CW, 2:59; Abraham Lincoln to James Berdan, 22 July 1849, CW, 2:59-60; Photocopy.