Letters to Abraham Lincoln during his election and first year as president
April 2nd 1861
Hon. Abraham Lincoln
President of the U.S.
I have this day Sent to you per the Adams Express Co one Box inclosed you fill find one pair of Slippers worked by my Little Daughter as a present for you from her. . . . I often think of you in (these) trublesome times and Pray God that he may give you Wisdom and Strenght to guide the Ship of State into the harber of Safty -- I am but a poor humble Mechanic and Seek no office But I Love my Country and would Die in its defence though I must not intrude on your time with a Long Letter will you please let me know if you receive the package and oblige
-- Yours truly S. Shreckengaust
Feb 14 1861
Mr Abe Lincoln