• Letter of appointment from Abraham Lincoln for George Harrington

    This letter from Abraham Lincoln appoints George R. Harrington, the Assistant Secretary of Treasury, to serve as Secretary during the absense of Salmon P. Chase. This letter is unusual in that Lincoln signed it whith his full name, rather than "A. Lincoln," as was his habit.

  • Letter to Abraham Lincoln from Sarah Gurley

    This letter to Abraham Lincoln was written Sarah Gurley, the widow of John A. Gurley, a representative from Ohio whom Lincoln had appointed Governor of the Arizona territory prior to his death. Sarah Gurley is writing on behalf of her nephew, Joel Gurley, whom she feels has been passed over for promotions at the Treasury Department because of his lack of political connections.