Memorandum: Maryland Appointments 
Gov. Hicks, on the 11th. of April 1861, advises that Maryland appointments be delayed 8 or 10 days. He also recommends that, as to such appointments, I take the advice of H. W. Davis, Thomas Swann, J. Bond Chaplin, and W. H. Purnell. 
I wish French S. Evans to be deputy collector, or deputy Naval officer. 
 AD, DLC-RTL.
 Representative Henry Winter Davis, President Thomas Swann of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and William H. Purnell, whom Lincoln appointed postmaster at Baltimore. J. Bond Chaplin has not been identified.
 This is written on the verso. Evans was appointed deputy naval officer.