Scope and Contents:
President Lincoln appointed John C. Underwood 5th Auditor of the Treasury in 1861 and judge of the U.S. District Court of Virginia in 1864. This collection contains photostats from the Underwood collection in the Library of Congress of letters relating to Cabinet appointments and other political matters. Included are letters to Underwood from W. W. Gist, Jan. 23, Jan. 26, and Feb. 20, ; from Charles Sumner, May 8, 1860; and from J. J. Jackson, Jan. 8, 1864. In addition, there is a letter from Underwood to Lincoln on Feb. 17, 1862, endorsed on Feb. 20.