Edward D. Baker to Abraham Lincoln, 8 June 18491
Dear Lincoln
Dr Perkins wishes some aid for a friend of his which he will explain to you.2 I can not at the present moment ask anything from Washington. You may be more fortunate.
The Dr is one the best fellows in the world, and your very good friend serve him if you can
TrulyE. D. Baker
[ endorsement ]
If my solicitations will add additional weight to the foregoing, I would cheerfully say, that the gentleman alluded to, shall succeed in his prospects. I shall consider myself under further obligations to you–As Ever Yrs[Yours]James3
1Edward D. Baker wrote and signed this letter.
2Tarrant A. Perkins wrote Abraham Lincoln at least twice earlier in 1849 requesting Lincoln’s endorsement of his friend John Lowry of St. Louis, Missouri for an appointment. It is possible Lowry is the same friend of Perkins which Baker refers to in this letter to Lincoln.
3Benjamin F. James wrote and signed this endorsement.

Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page(s), Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress (Washington, DC).