To Edwin M. Stanton

Hon. Sec. of War            Executive Mansion,
My dear Sir:                     Washington, July 15. 1862.

This young man—George K. Pomeroy—is the son of one of the best women I ever knew—a widow who has lost all her other children, and has cheerfully given this one to the war, and devotes herself exclusively to nursing our sick and wounded soldiers. I wish to do something for him, and, even, to strain a point for that object. I wish you would see him, and give him a second Lieutenancy in the regular Army, in the first vacancy not already promised. He has already served nearly a year in the volunteers. This shall be your voucher. Yours truly A LINCOLN

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