To John M. Johnson 
Post-Master of the H.R. St. Louis, Mo.
Dear Sir: The bearer of this, Benjamin Bond, Esq, supposes that some letters addressed to me and Col. Baker, or to me alone by him, may now be in your office. I therefore request you will permit him to look over all letters in your hands, to me or to me & Baker, and deliver to him all such as he may say are addressed in his hand writing. Your obt. Servt. A LINCOLN