Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
[March 20, 1849]

Private & confidential

I have heard the foregoing letter of Col. Baker read; and from a long personal & intimate acquaintance with him, if the plan he proposes is at all practicable, I think, he would be the very man to execute it. [Your Obt. Servt. A. LINCOLN [2]]

Hon. J. M. Clayton.