1. Creator/Author:
  2. Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 (52)

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Admiral Dahlgren

Creator:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Collection:
Lincoln Signed Documents
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Date of Original:
1864
Description:
Handwritten letter on Executive Mansion letterhead, 21 cm. Lincoln refers an inventor (Capt. Lavender) to Admiral John Adolphus Dahlgren, the chief Union designer of naval ordinance.
Transcription:
Washington, Jan. 9, 1864.
Admiral Dahlgren
		My dear Sir
Capt. Lavender wishes 
to show you a contrivance of
his for discovering, and aiding to
remove, under-water obstructions to
the passage of vessels, and has suf-
ficiently impressed me to induce
me to send him to you.  He 
is sufficiently vouched to me as
a worthy gentlemen; and this 
known, it needs not my asking 
for you to treat him as such.
			Yours truly
			A. Lincoln
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Correspondence; Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870--Correspondence
Category:
Manuscripts & Documents
Format of Original:
Manuscript
Item ID:
71200908300082
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Digital File ID:
71200908300082.tif
Available for Viewing:
By appointment only