Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To John M. Clayton [b]

Hon: John M. Clayton Washington,
Secretary of State. March 8. 1849

Dear Sir: We recommend that Archibald Williams, of Quincy, Illinois, be appointed U.S. District Attorney for the District of Illinois, when that office shall become vacant. Your Obt. Servts.

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, DNA FS RG 59, Appointment Papers. On the bottom of this letter is the following endorsement: ``I beg leave to urge this particularly E D Baker.'' Williams received the appointment.