Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Hon: J. M. Clayton Springfield, Illinois,
Secretary of State- Sept. 15th. 1849

Sir: Understanding that Simeon Francis, of this city would accept the office of Secretary of the Teritory of Oregon, and that his name has been presented to you for that appointment, we most cheerfully join in bearing testimony to his worth and qualifications, and in the expression of a desire that the place may be conferred upon him.

John T. Stuart Ben: Bond

Turner R. King A. Y. Ellis

Walter Davis Wm. S. Wallace.

John T. Stuart, Whig member of the 26th. & 27th. Congresses.

Turner R. King ---Present Register of the Land office here.

Walter Davis ---Present Receiver of Public Monies here.

Ben: Bond ---Present U.S. Marshal of this state.

A. Y. Ellis ---Present Post-Master here

Wm. S. Wallace ---Present Pension Agent of this state.