To James Speed 
If Larned's resignation is on file, please send me nomination for Perkins Bass at once. A. LINCOLN
Jan. 18. 1865
 AES, DNA RG 60, Papers of Attorney General, Appointments, Illinois, Box 373. Lincoln's endorsement appears on an envelope marked ``Perkins Bass for U.S. Dist. Atty. for Northern Dist. of Illinois,'' which contains recommendations. Nominated on January 18, to succeed Edwin C. Larned, Bass was confirmed by the Senate on January 19, 1865. See Lincoln to Goodwin, supra.