|Tombstone of Abraham Lincoln who was|
buried in Bangor Episcopal Churchyard.
I have been spoken to frequently why I did not apply for an office under your Administration because I was a distant relation of yours, and bear your name. Now I have my business and a good living, but I ask of you as a particular favor to confer an office on a young man in our neighborhood. I recommend him as a good Moral Character, bright scholar, able to converse in German, English and tolerable good in french. A splendid mathematician. He requested me to write this letter to you, stating that it might be more desirable than a petition. Now I would say give him an office he prefers as Collector at a port, and says he does not care if it is a southern port so it is not so far among the seceder. He was our leading man in the campaign. He is at present teaching our select school. He can get as many signers to a petition as he wants; He can get the Hon. Thadeus Stevens name in fact all our respectable men in our neighborhood. If you have no port to give him, enter his name for some other office and cause your clerk to write to him soon. He deserves an office. I claim to be an offspring from the old family of Lincolns, a second cousin of yours and if you have doubts write and I will explain the whole matter to you. Direct your answer to Martin B. Lichty, Churchtown, Lancaster Co. Pa.
To Abraham Lincoln, Pres.
P. S. My Post Office is the same as his.
|This is the actual letter that was written by Abraham Lincoln|
and sent to President elect Abraham Lincoln, his second cousin.
|Closer look at he inscription on|
the tombstone. Click to enlarge.
|The Abraham Lincoln from Lancaster County.|