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Sunday, June 3, 1849.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to Dr. J. B. Herrick: "It is now certain that either Mr. Butterfield or I will be Commissioner of the General Land-Office. If you are willing to give me the preference, please write me to that effect, at Washington, whither I am going. There is not a moment of time to be lost." Mrs. Lincoln writes and signs Lincoln's name to similar letters. While she copies form letter, Lincoln tells Thomas Ewing that he cannot recommend for Land Office receiver at Vandalia, which is not in his district. He also writes to Congressman R. C. Schenck of Ohio, briefing form letter message. Abraham Lincoln to Josiah B. Herrick, 3 June 1849, CW, 2:52; Abraham Lincoln to James M. McLean, 3 June 1849, CW, 2:52; Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Ewing, 3 June 1849, CW, 2:52; Abraham Lincoln to Robert C. Schenck, 3 June 1849, CW, 2:53.