To John M. Clayton 
Secretary of State. March 8. 1849
Dear Sir: On the other half of this sheet is a copy of a recommendation, that Anson G. Henry of Springfield, Illinois, be appointed Secretary of the Teritory of Minesota. In their confidence and kindness in and for Col. Baker and myself, fortynine of the whig members of the H.R. have signed it, they being nearly all to whom it was presented. I am exceedingly anxious, the appointment of Dr. Henry shall be made; and fearing the place may be filled before I can see you personally, must be my excuse for troubling you in this way. On other matters I am anxious to a common degree; but on this, my solicitude is extreme. Your Obt. Servt.