ADfS, DLC-RTL; ADS, DNA FS RG 59, Appointments. In addition to this letter and document, there is in the Lincoln Papers a second copy of the letter in Lincoln's hand bearing the date March 11, but without the additional statement ``Endorsed on Mr. Bond's papers.'' The letter of March 11 was intended to accompany the endorsed envelope for the Secretary of State, but was withheld, purposely or unintentionally, when the accompanying endorsed envelope containing recommendations was sent.
 Charles G. Thomas. See Lincoln's receipt to the Department of Interior, June 22, 1849, infra, Appendix I, volume VIII. Benjamin Bond received the appointment, but not until 1850.