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that he appointed him to an important judicial position and gave him great prominence in other ways.
What President or candidate for President would dare do such a thing now? but it may not be without interest to state that within ten days after the latter's inauguration he appointed him to a Federal office with comfortable salary attached, and even asked for his preferences as to other contemplated appointments in his own State.
The following is in my possession:
Executive mansion, March 13, 1861. —, Esq. My Dear Sir:
You will start for Kansas before I see you again; and when I saw you a moment this morning I forgot to ask you about some of the Kansas appointments, which I intended to do. If you care much about them you can write, as I think I shall tot make the appointments Just yet.
Yours in haste,
A. Lincoln. In the rapid, stirring scenes that crowd upon each other from this time forward the individuality of Lincoln is easily lost sight of. He was so thoroughly int