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Sunday, October 14, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln answers letter from Isaac Onstot, son of Henry Onstot who was cooper in New Salem when Lincoln lived there. Isaac wishes to be appointed postmaster at Havana. "When a Petition comes to me in relation to your Post-Master," promises Lincoln, "it shall be attended to at once." Abraham Lincoln to Isaac Onstott, 14 October 1849, CW, 2:66.