President Receives Results and Requests

November 16, 1864

President Lincoln continues to get election results from northern governors in response to his recent request.

From New York, banker Moses Taylor and others write President Lincoln backing the nomination of William Evarts as Chief Justice. From Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Levi Hubbell writes President Lincoln to back the nomination of Noah Swayne.

Charles Lanman, the librarian for the U. S. House of Representatives, writes President Lincoln in regarding to possible appointment as librarian of the Library of Congress: “Whilst a number of distinguished friends will probably speak or write to you in my behalf, I should be glad to reach your sympathies and judgment by my own unaided efforts.2 As you probably know me only as one who has immortalized some five thousand congressmen, I ask your acceptance of the accompanying volumes. The Life of Webster will show you on what terms I was with that distinguished man; and by glancing over the books of travel, you will find that, as a peaceful traveller I have described very many of the localities which have figured in the Rebellion.”

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