President Works on Administrative Details

February 9, 1863

Among the relatively unimportant tasks in which Prsident Lincoln engages is a recommendation for an old Illinois friend from Matton, Illinois: “I personally know John W. True; and think him both competent and worthy to be an Additional Paymaster.”  In another note, he semi-endorses the transfer request for General Speed S. Fry, which Kentucky public officials have sought.   Several months later, General Fry would be named to command the Easter District of Kentucky: “I know nothing as to whether the transfer sought, is admissable. I have a very strong impression, however that Gen. Frye is a worthy gentleman and meritorious officer.”

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