Monday, September 5, 2016

Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, December 31, 1860

Springfield, Ills.
Dec. 31, 1860
Hon. Simon Cameron

My dear Sir:

I think fit to notify you now, that by your permission, I shall, at the proper time, nominate you to the U.S. Senate, for confirmation as Secretary of the Treasury, or as Secretary of War – which of the two, I have not yet definitely decided. Please answer at your own earliest convenience.

Your Obt. Servt.

SOURCE: Roy P. Basler, Editor, Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 4, p. 168

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