Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To John M. Clayton [1]

Hon J. M. Clayton St. Louis, Mo.
Secretary of State March 26. 1849

Dear Sir: I take great pleasure in introducing to your acquaintance my good personal and political friend Benjamin Bond Esq. He is an applicant for the office of Marshall for Illinois; and previous to leaving Washington, I filed his recommendations, with my indorsement upon them to which I refer you. What I there say in his favor, I take great pleasure in repeating. Your obt. Servt.



[1]   ALS, DNA FS RG 59, Appointments. See Lincoln to Clayton, March 10, supra.