Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Hon: J. M. Clayton Springfield, Ills.
Dear Sir: May 13. 1849

Permit me to introduce to your acquaintance my esteemed friend Charles H. Constable, Esq. Mr. Constable is a Marylander by birth, who came to our state ten years ago, has fought the whig battles faithfully with us ever since, and is now a favorite with us all. He thinks of being an applicant for Charge d' Affaires to one of the South American States [2] and should he succeed, I, and I believe the other whigs of the state, will be much gratified. Your Obt. Servt.

A. LINCOLN