President Deals with Job Requests

February 27, 1863

President Lincoln writes Quartermaster General  Montgomery C. Meigs, still seeking a job for the son of longtime friend Edward D. Baker, who was killed at the Battle of Balls’ Bluff in October 1, 1861: “What I said within for Lieutenant Baker to be a Commissary I now say for him to be a Quarter Master.”

President Lincoln write Barney Williams, a blackface minstrel whose show Lincoln had recently visited: “Your note of today is received. I do not think I can put your nephew among the first ten appointments now soon to be made. I really wish to oblige you; but the best I can do is to keep the papers, and try to find a place before long. Yours truly,

Members of Congress from the West visit the White House to discuss trade.

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